Following U.S. President Joe Biden's guidance for organizations to have employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Microsoft has developed an open-source Teams app for vaccine attestation.
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Apple has made it clear that it won't tolerate apps that spread anti-vax misinformation by removing Unjected from its App Store. Google is also cracking down on such apps in the Play Store.
Apple is said to be enforcing "additional health and safety protocols" for on-site employees who don't have full vaccination yet as it reportedly conducts inquiries into their vaccination status.
Google's Sundar Pichai confirmed that the company will delay the return to office to October. He further iterated the importance of vaccination and noted that employees will need to get vaccinated.
The CDC has released a new Spanish-language text service for WhatsApp that can help people find out where they can be vaccinated. The tool also allows them to book a free ride to get the vaccine.
Google has announced that it is sharing anonymized user data aggregated at a zip code level with public health officials in the U.S. to aid in vaccine equity and distribution processes.
Uber has announced that those in the U.S. can get up to $25 off four trips to and from vaccination centers until July 4. President Biden is hoping 70% of people are fully vaccinated by that date.
Ola has said it's launching a vaccine push in the geographies it operates in to help its employees and their dependents get vaccinated against the coronavirus which has shut the world down.
Apple has updated its Maps to show over 20,000 COVID-19 vaccination locations in the US. Healthcare providers not included in the current rollout have the option of registering with Apple as well.
Uber has announced that it's running a promotion where people can get free rides to vaccination centres between now and February 28. Each code does have a 4,000 limit so be sure to use it quickly.
Twitter today announced that it is expanding its policies to enforce the removal of posts with misinformation about COIVD-19 vaccines. It will also begin labeling false tweets starting next year.
Facebook is banning anti-vaccination ads in the next few days. However, the ban won't apply to general Facebook posts and ads advocating for or against government policies around vaccines.