The anti open data Government

Chris McDowall writes:

Following months of planning, the first Covid vaccinations were administered on February 20.

More than six weeks later there are still no vaccination progress numbers on the Ministry of Health’s website.

The only regular updates on the rollout come during Wednesday media updates fronted by Minister Chris Hipkins and director general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield.

Unfortunately, the numbers provided at these events are often vague and occasionally flat-out wrong. …

There should be daily updates on the vaccine progress. Once again the Government sits on data it thinks it unhelpful.

Following the Herald article, the Government has now agreed to do a weekly update on the MOH website, which is better than the status qup at least.

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