Dr. Drew Pinsky got slammed on social media Monday for injecting his opinion that COVID passports “strip” people of their freedom to travel.
The celebrity doctor, 62, argued it would be wrong to require proof that an individual is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order for them to go abroad.
“These vaccine passports segregate people and strip them of their freedom to travel internationally,” Pinsky tweeted.
“Vaccinations are important, and I encourage everyone to get the Covid vaccine, but how would you feel if international travel also required other vaccinations?”
Pinsky, an addiction specialist and internist, immediately got bashed for the tweet — with several Twitter users pointing out that many countries already do require that foreign travelers provide proof of vaccination for a slew of diseases.
“So that ‘Dr.’ before your name is completely ceremonial, right? Because I refuse to believe that an actual medical doctor doesn’t know about required vaccinations for international travel,” one person tweeted.