Vol. 4 No. 1 Suppl. 1 (2020) - Open Stream on Covid-19 Emergency
Covid-19 Emergency Open Stream Contribution

Even Covid-19 could teach us something if we were good students!

Luigi Campanella
Department of Chemistry, Sapienza University, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy

Published 2020-04-27


  • Covid-19,
  • nature,
  • environment,
  • pollution

How to Cite

Campanella, L. (2020). Even Covid-19 could teach us something if we were good students!. Substantia, 4(1), 917. https://doi.org/10.13128/Substantia-917


In these dramatic times most of the attention is paid to the statistics of recovered, dead and infected people. But here I would point out another aspect that can make us able to forget even for a very short moment the terrible statistics I mentioned above and open us to hope.

While we are closed and locked in our homes nature seems to take a breath. Some days ago, a family of ducks walking around in a desert Florence and looking for something to eat inspired an incredible feeling of tenderness. This was just the latter of a series of images available on the web, at the same time disquieting, romantic and bucolic, that illustrate the amazing transformation of nature and of fauna in the time of this pandemy.