Dr. Drew is worried that the so-called ‘vaccine passports’ would cause the world to be ‘segregated.’ In response to his thoughts, many dragged the man, reminding him that vaccination has always been required for international travelling.
Dr. Drew Pinksy is of the opinion that requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to travel outside the United States would segregate the world and violate individual freedoms.
However, it didn’t take long for people to drag him all over Twitter because of one very important detail he seemed to forget – vaccinations have always been required for travelling to some countries.
It all started with the Loveline host posting: ‘These vaccine passports segregate people and strip them of their freedom to travel internationally. Vaccinations are important, and I encourage everybody to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but how would you feel if international travel required other vaccinations as well?’
As mentioned before, that is already the case and Twitter users proceeded to inform him of this on the social media platform.
WHO states that, for instance, to travel to Gambia, Indonesia, Lebanon, Libya, the Philippines and Saudi Arabia, any citizen requires proof of receiving the meningococcal meningitis vaccine.
Not only that but many countries also want proof of having received the Yellow Fever vaccine from travellers coming from high risk countries.
Not to mention that until 1981, when Smallpox was eradicated via vaccination, an International Certificate of Vaccination against Smallpox was also needed for travelling.
Here are some of the reactions his tweet got: ‘Genius, we’ve literally been doing this for nearly a century.’ / ‘Where the hell have you been?’ / ‘It already does. Many countries require specific vaccinations for entry. did you get your doctorate from Trump University?’ / ‘I would feel like I have felt every time I’ve had to present proof of immunization anywhere, which I have been doing since I entered kindergarten in the early 1970s—grateful for advancements in science and public health!’