Umair Shah

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Umair Shah said : “We are looking for a set of various measures,” External link

nytimes Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “It’s restaurants at 25 percent. Then it’s barber shops. Then you come back and add in nail salons now we have bars, and restaurants at 50 percent,” “Our concern is, from a public health standpoint, that that does not lead to a decrease in cases. That’s the key message” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, May 22, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “It’s restaurants at 25 percent. Then it’s barber shops. Then you come back and add in nail salons now we have bars, and restaurants at 50 percent,” “Our concern is, from a public health standpoint, that that does not lead to a decrease in cases. That’s the key message” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, May 22, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “There’s mixed messages from the federal, state and local levels,” “It’s summer, it’s 90 degrees right now outside — for people to start getting complacent and feel, ‘Oh, the virus is yesterday’s news’ . . . we have that concern” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “The key thing is that people make informed choices,” “Just because an establishment is open doesn’t mean you have to go in. If the establishment is not following social distancing protocols, go to the one that is” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “I’m very big on metaphors,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : “What we are trying to say with this message is to work with us, to do what we can to stop this pandemic, slow the virus down, do everything we can to get ahead of it,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "Try to give as much information as you can to help them do their job," External link

khou Thursday, May 14, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “I had a conversation with a few of them earlier and they said, ‘We’ve been watching the pandemic. We know that something is happening. We want to give back, but we didn’t know how. This is an opportunity to give back,’” External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “All of the sudden, if federal, state and local (rules) are different, people think maybe this isn’t such a big deal, and I can do out without taking any of these precautions,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, May 8, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “All of the sudden, if federal, state and local (rules) are different, people think maybe this isn’t such a big deal, and I can do out without taking any of these precautions,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “If it’s not done in a methodical, reasonable way, it’ll undo all the strong work we’ve done in the community,” External link

politico Saturday, May 2, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “If it’s not done in a methodical, reasonable way, it’ll undo all the strong work we’ve done in the community,” External link

politico Saturday, May 2, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "If you don’t remember, that makes our job extremely difficult," "That really helps all of us in a situation...if you are tested positive" External link

houstonchronicle Friday, May 1, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : "If you don’t remember, that makes our job extremely difficult," "That really helps all of us in a situation...if you are tested positive" External link

chron Friday, May 1, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah explained : “Our job then is to get to those individuals. That’s tough to identify who the contacts are with that individual and then be able to follow up with them,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : "It’s absolutely critical for us that we do everything we can for those who are most at risk," "Certainly seniors, those with underlying medical conditions, rise to the top" External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah added : “We have to do everything we can to continue to protect those who are most at risk,” External link

khou Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “From a public health standpoint, reopening is all about being methodical and reason-based and making sure we don’t undo any of what we have done,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, April 27, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “That death represents an ecosystem of people,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, April 27, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “That death represents an ecosystem of people,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, April 26, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “That death represents an ecosystem of people,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “That death represents an ecosystem of people,” External link

usaToday Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We are cautiously optimistic with the trending data,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, April 17, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We are cautiously optimistic with the trending data,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, April 17, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : "As we see an increase in testing, we're gonna see an increase in positive numbers. And we know that can be scary, but at the same time, we want to identify where people are and do what we can to really work through this pandemic," External link

khou Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “It underscores the importance of the infection control prevention that all of us want nursing homes and facilities to take seriously and protect the people we have there,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “It underscores the importance of the infection control prevention that all of us want nursing homes and facilities to take seriously and protect the people we have there,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “It makes it hard for us in public health and health care delivery to really know what to do because we’re waiting on a test result,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “All of the numbers that we have, across the board, are very difficult to make sense of,” “Because in this country, we have not had testing capabilities to the degree that we should have had testing capabilities and at the timeline when we should have had it. Even today, there are testing constraints” External link

nbcnews Friday, April 3, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We recognize that while case numbers are going up and we’ve had really concerns in our healthcare community about what’s happening within the healthcare system, we’re also watching what’s happening in other communities across the country,” “We want to do everything we can to certainly plan ahead” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “People like me, who feel like they can go out and do everything we, too, can test positive,” External link

chron Thursday, March 26, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “People like me, who feel like they can go out and do everything we, too, can test positive,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “The concern is that this could be the new normal, at least for a time,” “Is there going to be a rapid rise, a steady rise, ebbs and flows? We just don’t know where we are in the curve right now” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “It’s very difficult to make a policy decision,” “Everybody wants to be able to move on with their life, to not be disrupted. But we don’t want to see exponential rises in cases, which is what today’s spike in cases suggest might be in store for us if we don’t take strong action” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “The concern is that this could be the new normal, at least for a time,” “Is there going to be a rapid rise, a steady rise, ebbs and flows? We just don’t know where we are in the curve right now” External link

chron Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:23:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “It’s very difficult to make policy decisions,” “Everybody wants to be able to move on with their life, to not be disrupted. But we don’t want to see exponential rises in cases, which is what today’s spike in cases suggest might be in store for us if we don’t take strong action” External link

chron Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:23:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “Testing needs to continue. The last thing we want to do is to interrupt testing. We just got it started, we’re just getting things rolling and then all of a sudden hear that oh a resupply isn’t happening, that’s really not right,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We have enough supplies to go through at least we believe tomorrow, although we’re obviously a lot is going to depend on what the volume is today. We’re hopeful that we’ll get a resupply tonight into tomorrow but that’s not dependent on us it’s dependent on them to get it to us,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We know there are a lot of concerns in our community, with people worrying if symptoms require evaluation or testing,” “The vast majority of people who complete this screening will be reassured that they don’t need testing or evaluation at this time” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We know there are a lot of concerns in our community, with people worrying if symptoms require evaluation or testing,” “The vast majority of people who complete this screening will be reassured that they don’t need testing or evaluation at this time” External link

click2houston Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We didn’t have a way to get people tested,” “What we ended up doing was having them go to the hospital and then asking them if they could hospitalize them until the test came back” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We had been saying, ‘It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.’” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, March 14, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “That we do everything we can to determine who else may have potentially been exposed to these individuals... that’s our number one priority,” External link

click2houston Sunday, March 8, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "It’s really about being in contact with a confirmed case, and our region, that’s a very small number of people," External link

khou Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "If we cancel X, will you don’t just stop at X, why don’t you cancel X plus Y? Well OK, now you cancel that, X plus Y plus Z. So if we feel we need to go all the way to Z, yes we will do it," External link

khou Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "It’s not that you can’t (travel) just be common sensical about where you go and how you go about doing that," External link

khou Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah told : “The key to a strong and robust response is both related to good evaluation, but also related to good diagnostics,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, March 7, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “That we do everything we can to determine who else may have potentially been exposed to these individuals... that’s our number one priority,” External link

click2houston Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “That we do everything we can to determine who else may have potentially been exposed to these individuals... that’s our number one priority,” External link

click2houston Friday, March 6, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "We are in the process of doing all the contract tracing..identifying any point in time where these three individuals went from non-symptomatic to actually having symptoms and determining who those individuals came into contact with," External link

chron Friday, March 6, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We are doing everything we can to find who else was exposed to these individuals,” External link

beaumontenterprise Friday, March 6, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "We are in the process of doing all the contract tracing..identifying any point in time where these three individuals went from non-symptomatic to actually having symptoms and determining who those individuals came into contact with," External link

chron Friday, March 6, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “That we do everything we can to determine who else may have potentially been exposed to these individuals... that’s our number one priority,” External link

click2houston Friday, March 6, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "We are in the process of doing all the contract tracing..identifying any point in time where these three individuals went from non-symptomatic to actually having symptoms and determining who those individuals came into contact with," External link

houstonchronicle Friday, March 6, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "We are in the process of doing all the contract tracing..identifying any point in time where these three individuals went from non-symptomatic to actually having symptoms and determining who those individuals came into contact with," External link

chron Friday, March 6, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We will continue to take action by identifying potential contacts and monitoring them closely,” External link

680news Friday, March 6, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “The CDC time frame is based on the amount of volume they have in terms of people being tested across the country,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, March 3, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “The containment strategy in China was effective for giving everyone more time to prepare for the virus,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 28, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We’re asking hospitals to really lean forward in surge planning,” “This is the time for hospitals to really start planning what to do if they get an influx of coronavirus patients. The reality might be sooner rather than later” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 28, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said ( about County Public ) : “There have been some specific, very hate-drive, offensive comments driven toward the Asian community,” “In Chinatown and southwest Harris County, they reported to us grocery stores and restaurants have seen 50, 60 70 percent decreases in traffic” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We do not have novel coronavirus in our community. So you can go to Chinatown,” “You can be around children at school who are Chinese American or of Chinese descent. You can go to work with somebody who is Asian American” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We have no cases of novel coronavirus in the state of Texas,” External link

khou Saturday, February 8, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “These funds will allow us to build an infrastructure to prevent the opioid crisis we’ve seen in other communities across the country,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:10:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “These funds will allow us to build an infrastructure to prevent the opioid crisis we’ve seen in other communities across the country,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, November 20, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We can’t treat our way out of this,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:26:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : “there continues to be low risk to our community,” External link

koaa Wednesday, March 20, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah says : “there continues to be low risk to our community,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, March 20, 2019 3:33:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : "there continues to be low risk to our community," External link

brownsvilleherald Wednesday, March 20, 2019 3:22:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : "there continues to be low risk to our community," External link

islandpacket Wednesday, March 20, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : “there continues to be low risk to our community,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, March 20, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : "there continues to be low risk to our community," External link

wacotrib Wednesday, March 20, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : "there continues to be low risk to our community," External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : "there continues to be low risk to our community," External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : "there continues to be low risk to our community," External link

miamiherald Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : “there continues to be low risk to our community,” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : "there continues to be low risk to our community," External link

sunherald Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : "there continues to be low risk to our community," External link

brownsvilleherald Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : “there continues to be low risk to our community,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah says : “there continues to be low risk to our community,” External link

tribtown Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah says : "there continues to be low risk to our community," External link

islandpacket Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah says : "there continues to be low risk to our community," External link

bradenton Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : "In 2015 there was one case of measles in Texas, 2016 there was another case, 2017 there was another case, last year we had nine cases of the measles and this year's we're already approaching that now," External link

click2houston Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:40:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We’re not there yet when it comes to turnaround and capacity,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, October 7, 2016 12:46:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We’re not there yet when it comes to turnaround and capacity,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, October 7, 2016 12:46:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah wrote ( about County Public ) : "In the short period since its implementation, the cap has eroded significantly and has required repeated repairs," "Harris County Public Health is concerned that future cap deficiencies will continue to occur, further exposing the local community to dioxins through the water and sediments" External link

chron Friday, September 2, 2016 1:27:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "We are devastated to report our first case of Zika-associated death and our hearts go out to the family," External link

daytondailynews Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:43:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : "We are devastated to report our first case of Zika-associated death and our hearts go out to the family," External link

AP Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:19:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : "They stay low to the ground, often times bites you in your feet, your legs," External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, August 10, 2016 8:32:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We are devastated to report our first case of Zika-associated death and our hearts go out to the family,” External link

post-gazette Wednesday, August 10, 2016 7:37:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We are devastated to report our first case of Zika-associated death and our hearts go out to the family,” External link

denverpost Wednesday, August 10, 2016 6:27:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "We are devastated to report our first case of Zika-associated death and our hearts go out to the family," External link

sunstar Wednesday, August 10, 2016 6:15:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "We are devastated to report our first case of Zika-associated death and our hearts go out to the family," External link

tampabay Tuesday, August 9, 2016 10:47:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : "We are devastated to report our first case of Zika-associated death and our hearts go out to the family," External link

ABCnews Tuesday, August 9, 2016 9:56:00 PM EAT



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Last updated on 2017-10-07T17:07+0300.

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Quotes... Extracted quotes from

Umair Shah said : “We are looking for a set of various measures,” External link

nytimes Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “It’s restaurants at 25 percent. Then it’s barber shops. Then you come back and add in nail salons now we have bars, and restaurants at 50 percent,” “Our concern is, from a public health standpoint, that that does not lead to a decrease in cases. That’s the key message” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, May 22, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “It’s restaurants at 25 percent. Then it’s barber shops. Then you come back and add in nail salons now we have bars, and restaurants at 50 percent,” “Our concern is, from a public health standpoint, that that does not lead to a decrease in cases. That’s the key message” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, May 22, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “There’s mixed messages from the federal, state and local levels,” “It’s summer, it’s 90 degrees right now outside — for people to start getting complacent and feel, ‘Oh, the virus is yesterday’s news’ . . . we have that concern” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “The key thing is that people make informed choices,” “Just because an establishment is open doesn’t mean you have to go in. If the establishment is not following social distancing protocols, go to the one that is” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “I’m very big on metaphors,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : “What we are trying to say with this message is to work with us, to do what we can to stop this pandemic, slow the virus down, do everything we can to get ahead of it,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "Try to give as much information as you can to help them do their job," External link

khou Thursday, May 14, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “I had a conversation with a few of them earlier and they said, ‘We’ve been watching the pandemic. We know that something is happening. We want to give back, but we didn’t know how. This is an opportunity to give back,’” External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “All of the sudden, if federal, state and local (rules) are different, people think maybe this isn’t such a big deal, and I can do out without taking any of these precautions,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, May 8, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “All of the sudden, if federal, state and local (rules) are different, people think maybe this isn’t such a big deal, and I can do out without taking any of these precautions,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “If it’s not done in a methodical, reasonable way, it’ll undo all the strong work we’ve done in the community,” External link

politico Saturday, May 2, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “If it’s not done in a methodical, reasonable way, it’ll undo all the strong work we’ve done in the community,” External link

politico Saturday, May 2, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "If you don’t remember, that makes our job extremely difficult," "That really helps all of us in a situation...if you are tested positive" External link

houstonchronicle Friday, May 1, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : "If you don’t remember, that makes our job extremely difficult," "That really helps all of us in a situation...if you are tested positive" External link

chron Friday, May 1, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah explained : “Our job then is to get to those individuals. That’s tough to identify who the contacts are with that individual and then be able to follow up with them,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : "It’s absolutely critical for us that we do everything we can for those who are most at risk," "Certainly seniors, those with underlying medical conditions, rise to the top" External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah added : “We have to do everything we can to continue to protect those who are most at risk,” External link

khou Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “From a public health standpoint, reopening is all about being methodical and reason-based and making sure we don’t undo any of what we have done,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, April 27, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “That death represents an ecosystem of people,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, April 27, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “That death represents an ecosystem of people,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, April 26, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “That death represents an ecosystem of people,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “That death represents an ecosystem of people,” External link

usaToday Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We are cautiously optimistic with the trending data,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, April 17, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We are cautiously optimistic with the trending data,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, April 17, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : "As we see an increase in testing, we're gonna see an increase in positive numbers. And we know that can be scary, but at the same time, we want to identify where people are and do what we can to really work through this pandemic," External link

khou Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “It underscores the importance of the infection control prevention that all of us want nursing homes and facilities to take seriously and protect the people we have there,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “It underscores the importance of the infection control prevention that all of us want nursing homes and facilities to take seriously and protect the people we have there,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “It makes it hard for us in public health and health care delivery to really know what to do because we’re waiting on a test result,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “All of the numbers that we have, across the board, are very difficult to make sense of,” “Because in this country, we have not had testing capabilities to the degree that we should have had testing capabilities and at the timeline when we should have had it. Even today, there are testing constraints” External link

nbcnews Friday, April 3, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We recognize that while case numbers are going up and we’ve had really concerns in our healthcare community about what’s happening within the healthcare system, we’re also watching what’s happening in other communities across the country,” “We want to do everything we can to certainly plan ahead” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “People like me, who feel like they can go out and do everything we, too, can test positive,” External link

chron Thursday, March 26, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “People like me, who feel like they can go out and do everything we, too, can test positive,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “The concern is that this could be the new normal, at least for a time,” “Is there going to be a rapid rise, a steady rise, ebbs and flows? We just don’t know where we are in the curve right now” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “It’s very difficult to make a policy decision,” “Everybody wants to be able to move on with their life, to not be disrupted. But we don’t want to see exponential rises in cases, which is what today’s spike in cases suggest might be in store for us if we don’t take strong action” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “The concern is that this could be the new normal, at least for a time,” “Is there going to be a rapid rise, a steady rise, ebbs and flows? We just don’t know where we are in the curve right now” External link

chron Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:23:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “It’s very difficult to make policy decisions,” “Everybody wants to be able to move on with their life, to not be disrupted. But we don’t want to see exponential rises in cases, which is what today’s spike in cases suggest might be in store for us if we don’t take strong action” External link

chron Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:23:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “Testing needs to continue. The last thing we want to do is to interrupt testing. We just got it started, we’re just getting things rolling and then all of a sudden hear that oh a resupply isn’t happening, that’s really not right,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We have enough supplies to go through at least we believe tomorrow, although we’re obviously a lot is going to depend on what the volume is today. We’re hopeful that we’ll get a resupply tonight into tomorrow but that’s not dependent on us it’s dependent on them to get it to us,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We know there are a lot of concerns in our community, with people worrying if symptoms require evaluation or testing,” “The vast majority of people who complete this screening will be reassured that they don’t need testing or evaluation at this time” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We know there are a lot of concerns in our community, with people worrying if symptoms require evaluation or testing,” “The vast majority of people who complete this screening will be reassured that they don’t need testing or evaluation at this time” External link

click2houston Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We didn’t have a way to get people tested,” “What we ended up doing was having them go to the hospital and then asking them if they could hospitalize them until the test came back” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We had been saying, ‘It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.’” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, March 14, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “That we do everything we can to determine who else may have potentially been exposed to these individuals... that’s our number one priority,” External link

click2houston Sunday, March 8, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "It’s really about being in contact with a confirmed case, and our region, that’s a very small number of people," External link

khou Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "If we cancel X, will you don’t just stop at X, why don’t you cancel X plus Y? Well OK, now you cancel that, X plus Y plus Z. So if we feel we need to go all the way to Z, yes we will do it," External link

khou Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "It’s not that you can’t (travel) just be common sensical about where you go and how you go about doing that," External link

khou Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah told : “The key to a strong and robust response is both related to good evaluation, but also related to good diagnostics,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, March 7, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “That we do everything we can to determine who else may have potentially been exposed to these individuals... that’s our number one priority,” External link

click2houston Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “That we do everything we can to determine who else may have potentially been exposed to these individuals... that’s our number one priority,” External link

click2houston Friday, March 6, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "We are in the process of doing all the contract tracing..identifying any point in time where these three individuals went from non-symptomatic to actually having symptoms and determining who those individuals came into contact with," External link

chron Friday, March 6, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We are doing everything we can to find who else was exposed to these individuals,” External link

beaumontenterprise Friday, March 6, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "We are in the process of doing all the contract tracing..identifying any point in time where these three individuals went from non-symptomatic to actually having symptoms and determining who those individuals came into contact with," External link

chron Friday, March 6, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “That we do everything we can to determine who else may have potentially been exposed to these individuals... that’s our number one priority,” External link

click2houston Friday, March 6, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "We are in the process of doing all the contract tracing..identifying any point in time where these three individuals went from non-symptomatic to actually having symptoms and determining who those individuals came into contact with," External link

houstonchronicle Friday, March 6, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "We are in the process of doing all the contract tracing..identifying any point in time where these three individuals went from non-symptomatic to actually having symptoms and determining who those individuals came into contact with," External link

chron Friday, March 6, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We will continue to take action by identifying potential contacts and monitoring them closely,” External link

680news Friday, March 6, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “The CDC time frame is based on the amount of volume they have in terms of people being tested across the country,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, March 3, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “The containment strategy in China was effective for giving everyone more time to prepare for the virus,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 28, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We’re asking hospitals to really lean forward in surge planning,” “This is the time for hospitals to really start planning what to do if they get an influx of coronavirus patients. The reality might be sooner rather than later” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 28, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said ( about County Public ) : “There have been some specific, very hate-drive, offensive comments driven toward the Asian community,” “In Chinatown and southwest Harris County, they reported to us grocery stores and restaurants have seen 50, 60 70 percent decreases in traffic” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We do not have novel coronavirus in our community. So you can go to Chinatown,” “You can be around children at school who are Chinese American or of Chinese descent. You can go to work with somebody who is Asian American” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We have no cases of novel coronavirus in the state of Texas,” External link

khou Saturday, February 8, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “These funds will allow us to build an infrastructure to prevent the opioid crisis we’ve seen in other communities across the country,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:10:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “These funds will allow us to build an infrastructure to prevent the opioid crisis we’ve seen in other communities across the country,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, November 20, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We can’t treat our way out of this,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:26:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : “there continues to be low risk to our community,” External link

koaa Wednesday, March 20, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah says : “there continues to be low risk to our community,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, March 20, 2019 3:33:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : "there continues to be low risk to our community," External link

brownsvilleherald Wednesday, March 20, 2019 3:22:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : "there continues to be low risk to our community," External link

islandpacket Wednesday, March 20, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : “there continues to be low risk to our community,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, March 20, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : "there continues to be low risk to our community," External link

wacotrib Wednesday, March 20, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : "there continues to be low risk to our community," External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : "there continues to be low risk to our community," External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : "there continues to be low risk to our community," External link

miamiherald Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : “there continues to be low risk to our community,” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : "there continues to be low risk to our community," External link

sunherald Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : "there continues to be low risk to our community," External link

brownsvilleherald Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah says : “there continues to be low risk to our community,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah says : “there continues to be low risk to our community,” External link

tribtown Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah says : "there continues to be low risk to our community," External link

islandpacket Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah says : "there continues to be low risk to our community," External link

bradenton Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : "In 2015 there was one case of measles in Texas, 2016 there was another case, 2017 there was another case, last year we had nine cases of the measles and this year's we're already approaching that now," External link

click2houston Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:40:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We’re not there yet when it comes to turnaround and capacity,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, October 7, 2016 12:46:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We’re not there yet when it comes to turnaround and capacity,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, October 7, 2016 12:46:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah wrote ( about County Public ) : "In the short period since its implementation, the cap has eroded significantly and has required repeated repairs," "Harris County Public Health is concerned that future cap deficiencies will continue to occur, further exposing the local community to dioxins through the water and sediments" External link

chron Friday, September 2, 2016 1:27:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "We are devastated to report our first case of Zika-associated death and our hearts go out to the family," External link

daytondailynews Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:43:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : "We are devastated to report our first case of Zika-associated death and our hearts go out to the family," External link

AP Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:19:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : "They stay low to the ground, often times bites you in your feet, your legs," External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, August 10, 2016 8:32:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We are devastated to report our first case of Zika-associated death and our hearts go out to the family,” External link

post-gazette Wednesday, August 10, 2016 7:37:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : “We are devastated to report our first case of Zika-associated death and our hearts go out to the family,” External link

denverpost Wednesday, August 10, 2016 6:27:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "We are devastated to report our first case of Zika-associated death and our hearts go out to the family," External link

sunstar Wednesday, August 10, 2016 6:15:00 AM EAT

Umair Shah said : "We are devastated to report our first case of Zika-associated death and our hearts go out to the family," External link

tampabay Tuesday, August 9, 2016 10:47:00 PM EAT

Umair Shah said : "We are devastated to report our first case of Zika-associated death and our hearts go out to the family," External link

ABCnews Tuesday, August 9, 2016 9:56:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
executive director67.03%EN10/07/201707/10/2017
director26.37%EN10/07/201707/10/2017
health executive director3.30%EN08/10/201610/08/2016
county health department executive director1.10%EN08/09/201609/08/2016
health department executive director1.10%EN08/09/201609/08/2016
harris county health department executive director1.10%EN08/09/201609/08/2016
Names Lang Count
Umair ShahEN100.00%


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