For those who desire other negative data, we might mention that in Italy every year about 90,000 deaths are caused by cigarette smoking (1-2 thousand for passive smoking); road accidents cause 3,330 deaths and 243,000 injured; in Italy, about 10,000 people die every year because of antibiotic resistance, which is among the main health emergencies. For this reason, 700,000 people die every year in the world. One of the causes is the massive use of antibiotics on animal farms. In Italy, according to the latest EMA (European Medicines Agency) data, almost 70% of antibiotics sold are intended for farm animals.
In this article focus will be on the present health emergency, more specifically on the consequences of close relationships with the animal world, due to climate change, and the perverse synergy between smog and Covid-19.