Category Archives: covid19

Easy as Breathing: The Importance of a Conscious Breath

Breathing isn’t really something we think about much—unless something goes terribly wrong. Just like our heartbeat, we can breathe without conscious effort. But when we have trouble breathing or “run out of breath” from strenuous activities, then it’s at the forefront of our minds. Yet breathing and our respiratory system are intimately intertwined with our […]

Lockdown and Air Pollution Levels: Hopes and Propositions

Lockdown and the environment

During the first lockdown in Italy, quite a few journalists praised the power of mother nature in reclaiming what they thought was a forever-changed environment: without all the cars and the traffic, people could breathe cleaner air, animals started repopulating their long lost habitats, and birds’ songs could be heard once more. This general approach […]

Air Pollution and COVID-19 Infection: is there a Link?

Air pollution and Covid-19

As we discussed in our previous article, COVID-19 has become a global public health problem, arising questions about its relation to many global issues that humanity is facing these years, such as climate change and air pollution, all of which still remain under careful scrutiny from scientists all around the world. One of these important […]