Each Breath Blog
Breathing is essential to life, and through this blog, we hope to illustrate the importance of lung health. Hear directly from experts, researchers, staff and volunteers about our ongoing fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.
Mission Moment July 2021
Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Vaccines are safe, effective, widely available and free!
The Truth about COVID-19 Vaccines and Herd Immunity
American Lung Association Spokesperson Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos answers questions about mask mandates and achieving herd immunity during COVID-19.
Just How Effective are Vaccinations for Transplant Patients?
Lung transplants are trending upward. The onset of the COVID-19 vaccine has caused concern for this population because transplant recipients have a suppressed immune system, placing them at increased risk for severe COVID-19 complications.
Answering Questions About Children and the COVID-19 Vaccine
Pediatrician Afif El-Hasan, M.D., shares current knowledge about children and the COVID-19 vaccine.
Mission Moment March – 2021
On March 10, the Lung Association’s new COVID-19 vaccine public service announcement “Vaccines: Return to What We Love” made its debut.
Pregnancy During a Pandemic: How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19
Dr. Nathaniel G. DeNicola explains the risks for pregnant women and why experts are recommending they get the vaccine.
What to Expect After Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine
While many Americans anxiously await their turn to be vaccinated against COVID-19, we are beginning to hear, “what now?” from those who have been vaccinated. We sat down with Dr. Donald J. Alcendor to get answers to some of your questions.
A History of Mistrust: Addressing the Inherent Racial Bias in the U.S. Healthcare System
As COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out across the country, there are some people in the United States that are more hesitant to get the shot than others.
The Vaccines Are Coming
We are nearing the anticipated arrival of several vaccines which are hoped to contribute to our ability to control the COVID-19 pandemic. It is predicted that vaccines may begin to be available for distribution before the end of this year.
The Brave New World of Virtual Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
With an estimated 1.8 million predicted lives lost to cancer in 2020, it will not wait for a vaccine, or novel antiviral therapy to arrive. No amount of social distancing will subvert cancer's inexorable toll.