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.

Epidemic, Pandemic and Endemic: What's the Difference?

The hope is that advances like COVID-19 vaccines and new treatment options will help us move into a new state, an endemic state. But what is the difference between these two states of disease spread and what does this change mean for our lives? Read More

Understanding Monoclonal Antibodies and How They Treat COVID-19

While experts agree that getting the vaccine is the best way to prevent COVID-19, we are still researching treatment options if you do, in fact, get sick. Read More

5 Reasons Your Child Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Approximately 28 million children, or 8.5% of the US population, is now eligible to receive the vaccine. This is an opportunity for the country to catch up to vaccination goals and is a crucial step toward beating the pandemic. Read More

Flu Shot and COVID-19 Vaccine: Do I need both?

As flu season sets in, there are a lot of questions surrounding how the flu shot may interact with the COVID-19 vaccine. Read More

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! Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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