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The CDC recommends covering of the face and nose during the COVID-19 pandemic as a primary mitigation strategy for viral transmission. Masks minimize the number of viral particles emitted by the wearer; mask use serves to reduce the effects on population transmission.

Mask wearing behaviors have been shown to vary across different groups like gender identity, however, differences between people with and without lung disease have yet to be explored.

Goal: Examine perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors related to mask use during the COVID-19 pandemic of those with and without lung disease nationally.


Kaminsky, David

Larner College of Medicine

Crimmin, Alex

American Lung Association


American Lung Association in Vermont (ALAVT)


Respiratory Diseases

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Perceptions of Mask Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic