Study suggests mask-wearing reduces the odds of self-infection with SARS-CoV-2
Year: 2020-2021
Focus: Vocalization, Mask Use, and COVID-19 Symptoms
NIH Award: NIH/NIDKK contract

A recent publication from PNAS found that wearing a mask reduces COVID-19 self infection. This study is a collaborative research between NIDDK (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) and CDHE (Center for Deaf Health Equity). The deaf signer sample recruited by CDHE contributed to this important finding.