Episode 15: Reflections on Testing Positive For & Surviving COVID-19

Alan Yadav, Georgia Tech student and researcher for the COVID-19 Economic Research Team, tested positive for the virus. Reflecting on his personal symptoms, Yadav explains what it’s like to have COVID-19 as a college student and how he got through the sickness with the help and support of family, friends, and the Institute’s surveillance technologies. Yadav compares his surveillance testing experiences at Georgia Tech to those experienced at traditional drive-in swab tests, as well as the pros and cons to each testing platform. He concludes with thoughts that are geared toward the Georgia Tech Student Body, urging students to maintain safe social distancing practices for the sake of the greater community’s health and future well-being.

Photo of an undetermined Georgia Tech home game during the 1918 college football season. That's when the sport was hit by the Spanish flu and the end of World War I.

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