Google will inform you when the COVID-19 vaccines are available in your area. Since the start of the global pandemic back in March, Google has been incorporating every imaginable layer of information about the Covid-19 into its search engine and other applications.
Proof of this is, for example, its mapping application, where it is possible to follow the incidence of the pandemic almost daily with figures on infections, transmission rates, etc. That’s not counting the many resources they have put in our hands to always have the most reliable sources of information.
- Moderna begins testing its COVID-19 vaccine among adolescents
- Pfizer slashes the doses of COVID-19 vaccine it hopes to produce by 2020
- The UK becomes the first to authorize the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
So now, when we are on the verge of a massive vaccination across the planet, those of Mountain View have decided to include all this information so that we can know what vaccines will be available in the areas where we live, as well as all the plans planned to carry out the process: dates, priority groups, etc. And of course, a new battle against misinformation.
Google will both warn through its application and search engine
All this information will appear to us in some of the main platforms of the North Americans, either through their apps for smartphones, as in the search engine, and other legs as Google Maps. The idea, according to Mountain View, is “to share information to educate the public, including addressing misperceptions and concerns about vaccines, and to help people receive official guidance on when, where, and how to get vaccinated.
This initiative will be carried out in collaboration with the health authorities of each country and will begin in the United Kingdom where the first doses have already begun to be given to the population. That is why they acknowledge having launched “a new search function so that when people search for information on COVID-19 vaccines, we will display a list of licensed vaccines at their location, as well as information panels on each individual vaccine.
This function will gradually be extended to other countries so that we always have the most up-to-date data for our region. This will also include YouTube, which will be the vehicle through which all kinds of “trusted” videos are channeled, so they will support “creators” by connecting them with “leading health experts to create useful and engaging content for their audiences on COVID-19 and vaccines. The idea is to banish any content that does not adhere to scientific criteria or that speculates on problems that are not real or officially documented.