Pandemic Help

Yesterday I (31 female) took my friend (36 Male) to the ER. He had shortness of breath, full-body muscle cramps, a fever and he hadn't peed in a few days. They did a COVID test and so far he is negative. Today I picked him up again after he texted me, angry that the medicine the doctor prescribed him was $90. He has recently lost his job due to the pandemic and therefore has no insurance. He also does not qualify for unemployment benefits. I also have no job, but I qualified for benefits and with the pandemic stimulus and additional unemployment I have been taking in more money than I have ever made in my life. I'm sitting on literally thousands (!!!!!) of dollars and I have very few expenses. I'm one of the lucky ones. So when he texted me about his medication, I made an easy decision. No friend of mine goes without their medicine when I have $5k burning a hole in my account. So I picked him up and drove him to the bank, and then the pharmacy. I wouldn't take "no" for an answer. While he was inside, I slipped even more money into his jacket. I don't care if I never get the money back, my friend has two little kids and I will not let them lose their father to pneumonia. I wish my country's government didn't suck so bad. I wish we'd hurry up and adopt universal basic income, or at least universal healthcare, because no one should have to tell a pharmacist "I'd rather die than pay $90 for a medication that I know costs $20 to make." No one should have to make that choice. What I did wasn't for karma, or out of moral or ethical obligation, it was the right thing to do. I won't say I didn't enjoy it, I just wish I could do it more often.

May 21, 2020

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  • Back in the day, ya know. When people actually saw the death of a pandemic.....nobody has seen one body in the street despite "crowded hospital" and " mass graves"... Why has not one person seen someone die from this pandemic.....God bless. Keep your eyes on the truth

  • I'm calling BS on this and I just posted something like this or he had flu type A which will kill you, but would tested for that.

  • So, I re-read this ER is free and Walmart is free what are u actually
    talking about? And well sure money is money I like being taking care of :)

    so

  • A Z-pack is free or $4 bucks at Walmart and false-neg or sorry alcoholic DTs does he drink sounds like my dad which is no longer around. Yeah, I had to take care of my self. And a virus is hard to treat I was just in the hospital and got close to a nurse & she explained a lot.

  • Two Z-packs & that
    drug Trump said to take and sue, there is so much wrong with hospitals close to 50%.

  • I thank God for the wonderful National Health Service in this wonderful Great Britain where we don't need health insurance.

    This the best country in the world.

  • You are kind human being with a noble soul

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