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Tech Researchers Recruit for CDC Mask Study
Last year, amid an initial wave of Covid-19 infections and as mask wearing became mainstream, Georgia Tech researchers set out to design a better face mask to improve comfort and protection for the wearer.
Now, they are recruiting 200 Georgia Tech students to participate in a six-week research study this semester sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All study participants will receive $150.
Participants will be divided into two groups. One will continue to wear whatever mask they currently use, whenever they would usually wear one. The other group will be asked to wear a mask provided to them. Using a simple online Qualtrics form, both groups will log their daily activities, as well as any health symptoms that may arise during the six-week study.