Charles Binkley, director, bioethics, says multiple websites claiming to have COVID-19 vaccination information creates confusion for the public, and he doubts the accuracy of the data published on some of these websites. Irina Raicu, director, internet ethics, questions whether some of these sites have outlived their usefulness.
"Very unlikely that the person answering the phone has this global view of how many doses they have. What I want to see honestly, are these engineers working with this system to make it better rather than trying to duplicate it outside," said Binkley.
Raicu states that "sites like VaccinateCA might have already outlived their usefulness" and "may be that this is the kind of site that maybe made every ethical sense for a week while something else wasn't around, and maybe at some point it needs to just go away because it's interfering."
Charles E. Binkley, MD, director of bioethics and Irina Raicu, director, internet ethics, both at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, interviewed by KQED.