how coronavirus spreads, why social distancing matters, emma hogg, pier luigi buttigieg, a life i choose

Podcast episode with microbial ecologist, Pier Luigi Buttigieg

When coronavirus first landed in Malta, the thing that caused most anxiety for me was that I didn’t understand how a virus works. All the information flying around was confusing to me because I didn’t know what was based on fact and what was hearsay.

To address this, I contacted my friend, Pier Luigi Buttigieg, who is a microbial ecologist and understands viruses better than anyone I know. I asked him to record a podcast with me so that we could answer the specific questions you sent me on Instagram.

In this episode, we answer questions like:

  • How careful do we need to be in our own homes?
  • Is it safe to meet our families outdoors?
  • If we catch the virus and the hospitals are full, what can we do to take care of ourselves at home?
  • How long will this last?

Below is a 1-minute soundbyte of the episode. Please click here to listen to the full episode.

*This is a conversation between 2 friends – a psychotherapist & a microbial ecologist. It is not public health advice. The views expressed in this podcast are our own.

We hope you found this podcast episode helpful! If you did please share and subscribe for more episodes.

With love,


Emma Hogg, Founder of A Life I Choose, Psychotherapist and Lifestyle Strategist
Emma Hogg, Founder of A Life I Choose, Psychotherapist and Lifestyle Strategist

If you’d like to use this challenging time as an opportunity to develop an even more resilient mindset, you’re welcome to contact me to organise a complimentary online Lifestyle Strategy Session during which we’ll discuss the best way forward for you to THRIVE.




Published by

Emma Hogg, Founder of A Life I Choose

Hi! I'm Emma. I’m a psychotherapist who lives, breathes and eats the science of joyfulness, wellness and achievement. All the work I do is fuelled by my deep wish to belong to a world where people actively choose their lives! A person without choice is an unhappy individual. A person who passionately and resiliently lives their purpose experiences joy and fulfilment daily. If you’re like me and you see that the more people are consciously engaging in life, the happier our world will be, then we need you to be a beacon of this message by living it! My blog is one of my ways of creating dialogue with you, so that together, we can have a greater impact on our world. x

How do you feel? x

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s