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Pattern Matching

The company’s campaign to encourage vaccination is fighting against the dynamics of its own platform.

Promotional art showing the Covid-19 Information Center on Facebook.


They’re bogus, for starters

Torn medical mask.
Torn medical mask.
Photo: Mikhail Dmitriev/Getty Images


Tens of thousands of Facebook users participate in groups that spread misinfo about vaccines — some with an odd religious bent

A protester holds an anti-vaccination sign. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

In a…


‘Vaccine hunters are the result of short supply, disorganization, inadequate sign-up systems, dire circumstances, and crowded hospitals’

A UCHealth pharmacy technician prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine during a mass vaccination event in the parking lot of Coors Field on February 20, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images


‘I’m concerned that Facebook could misinterpret what we’re about’

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A failure at Stanford teaches us the limits of medical algorithms

Close-up of Moderna vaccine. Photo: William Campbell/Getty Images


One mother asked whether a snakebite kit could be used to remove the vaccine from the body

Photo: Scott Eisen/Stringer/Getty Images


The discovery of a chemical compound with antibiotic properties is a helpful case study in the potential — and limits — of using A.I. to develop new treatments

Photo of a researcher wearing gloves and safety gear pipetting into tubes.
Photo of a researcher wearing gloves and safety gear pipetting into tubes.
Photo: boonchai wedmakawand/Getty Images


Reengineering Life

It could be as simple to use as a pregnancy test — but it’s not there yet

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Developing the vaccine is only the first step

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