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BONUS: Fighting the Next COVID-19 Wave

July 30, 2021

In this bonus episode, we hear from three leading state public health officials about the latest national and state response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their comments are taken from a virtual news conference with national journalists held Thursday, July 29, 2021.

During the event hosted by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), Dr. Nirav Shah (Maine), Dr. Karyl Rattay (Delaware), and Dr. Joseph Kanter (Louisiana), discuss the latest issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic—mask guidance, back to school issues, and the surging Delta variant.

Show Notes


  • Nirav Shah, MD, JD, Director, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and ASTHO President
  • Karyl Rattay, MD, MS, Director, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health
  • Joseph Kanter, MD, MPH, State Health Officer, Louisiana Department of Health