Can You Reverse Lung Damage?

From Covid-19 to wildfires, 2020 has been an assault on the lungs

Tara Santora
Elemental
Published in
8 min readNov 20, 2020

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The year 2020 has been an assault on the lungs. On top of normal-year issues such as air pollution and influenza, many people’s pulmonary systems must now deal with one or two added stressors: Covid-19 and wildfires. In the short term, both can cause respiratory symptoms such as coughing and shortness of…

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Tara Santora
Elemental

Tara Santora is a freelance science journalist based out of Aurora, CO. They have written for Scientific American, Undark, Business Insider, and more.