Covid-19: Facebook's FAQs and commitment

Covid-19: Facebook's FAQs and commitment


If on the one hand Facebook is in many ways at the center of the infodemic and fake news that have gone through the months of Covid-19, at the same time the social network also provides a complete and rich information center for those who would like to get information on the theme. Surely the impact is very different: the danger that runs between the news feeds of individuals lies in the fact that the news comes from unverified sources and impulsive sharing, while the Covid-19 information center is a static place where to go to find information about own sponte. In short, everything changes in the approach and consequences.

Facebook, what's in the Covid-19 Information Center

Inside the Facebook Covid-19 Information Center, however, there is an extremely interesting element: the FAQ. It is by virtue of the fact that those answers were composed precisely starting from the doubts that most frequently populate the message boards of users and, however absurd they may be in some cases, all need clear and transparent answers for the benefit of the community.

Does garlic help prevent infections? Is hydroxychloroquine useful? How are vaccines tested? Do masks cause oxygen deficiency? Does drinking alcohol help prevent Covid-19? If for some they may seem trivial questions, for others they are evidently not because the boards are full of questions of this type. Putting one's nose outside of one's own bubble has this effect: opening a wide range of skills and humanity, among the meshes of which fears, irrational fears and impulses are cultivated which then become a friction for the whole community.

So here are the FAQs that Facebook offers on the main doubts:

Mark Zuckerberg yesterday announced that he intends to push heavily on the vaccination campaign, trying to help individuals find all the useful information to understand which vaccine pole to refer to in order to proceed with the maximum diligence for the benefit of all. Too late, too little? Maybe. Moreover, all this happens on the same day as the suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which certainly has a strong impact in Europe.

The goodness of the initiative and the need to stand up for this battle remain. Starting from Facebook, passing through Instagram and without neglecting FAQs which, absurd as they may be, are nothing but the mirror of the society that faces social networks in all its naturalness.

The head of the CDC warned the US could face a COVID-19 surge after more than 1.3 million Americans traveled around Spring Break

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

  • The head of the CDC warned of a COVID-19 surge over spring break.

  • The US had more air travelers Friday than on any other day in the past year.

  • 'All in the context of still 50,000 cases per day,' Dr. Rochelle Walensky said.

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  • The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said she was 'pleading for the sake of the nation's health' after more than 1.3 million Americans traveled by air on Friday, the most during the coronavirus pandemic.

    'This is all in the context of still 50,000 cases per day,' Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the CDC director, said at a press briefing Monday.

    Some Americans enjoyed their spring break 'maskless,' she said.

    Her comments came after the Transportation Security Administration recorded more than 1.3 million Americans going through airport security screening on Friday.

    The average number of daily new coronavirus cases reported in the US fell below 50,000 last week for the first time since October. The current figure is more than 53,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

    Walensky said the US was just starting 'to turn a corner,' with the data moving in the 'right direction.' She said the path forward depended on what people did to protect themselves and others, including following public-health precautions and getting a vaccine when offered.

    'I'm pleading with you for the sake of our nation's health. These should be warning signs for all of us,' Walensky said.

    'Cases climbed last spring. They climbed again in the summer. They will climb now if we stop taking precautions.'

    The US has recorded more than 29 million coronavirus cases overall and more than 535,000 deaths, per Johns Hopkins.

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