I learn with shock and nice disappointment that Maine is shedding Dr. Nirav Shah as our director of the Maine Middle for Illness Management and Prevention. Beneath Dr. Shah’s management, Maine has efficiently come by means of the worst public well being disaster we confronted in a century.
Manning the general public well being “tiller,” he steered a fancy course and, whereas many different states floundered on the rocks of controversy or steamed in circles of confusion, just like the Maine “seamen” earlier than him, Dr. Shah introduced us safely house to port. As a Maine resident, a well being skilled, an individual of shade and somebody over 65, I thank Dr. Shah for all he has achieved on behalf of each Mainer.
As he takes up his new submit with the U.S. CDC, could Dr. Shah discover the skilled success and private satisfaction he so richly deserves. He will probably be missed.