In the wake of the pandemic, we are hyperaware of a few things, and very aware of our uncertainty about a great many others. Never have we been more aware of the fragility of our health, and while it pains me to realize that washing our hands is news to people, I think it is finally been driven home to the majority of the population.
This pandemic has left permanent marks on our sociological consciousness, that being our rapid adoption of the Internet to a degree that wouldn’t have happened for another 50 years, which I’ll get back to in a minute, but also an hour drive to save money and a greater push to make our healthcare system more agreeable by modern standards.
Now, the thing is, we aren’t here to get political and berate the United States for its healthcare system. Nobody on any side of the political fence is going to claim that the system doesn’t need to be changed drastically, and people generally agree that it should be changed in more or less the same basic way, using Canada and the EU as models for it. The trick is, the precise ways it was implemented in those countries wouldn’t work here, America is a complicated place. The diversity is wonderful, and it is what makes this still one of the better places to live in spite of the various problems of recent times. When it comes to implementing something like this, however, it’s a nightmare of meteoric proportions.
Fortunately, you can shop across Canadian borders, or really any country with which we have trade agreements. It is your right as an American citizen to shop with our allies, and with the rapid adoption of the Internet for shopping, one of the first things, as far as brick-and-mortar skill, that is destined for extinction if it doesn’t get its act together is the American pharmacy concept. On top of prices in America being out-of-pocket, pharmacies drive them up even further, and I don’t know about you, but I haven’t had a pleasant experience having to go to a pharmacy in quite a long time.
If you order from Canada, a place that is backed by taxes rather than out of pocket expenses, you can get things like Azopt eye drops at an extremely lower price, and you will never have to pay the taxes since you aren’t Canadian. You will still incur some minor import, shipping and customs fees, but they are minuscule and may even be waived by the online Canadian pharmacy selling you the Azopt eye drops.
We aren’t sure about our financial future, we are very aware of our fragility, and we can’t take our life or quality of life for granted any longer. This doesn’t just apply to the states, this applies to the entire human race. It’s probably time we started thinking of ourselves that way, as the human race and nothing more divided than that.