The CVS pharmacy where I get my meds is located inside a Target store. As someone of Social Security age, I rely on a half dozen prescriptions to control my blood pressure and other age related problems, none immediately life threatening. But I need them anyway.
Sure, sure. Even though I’ve been pretty good at watching my weight – since the pandemic my gym is closed down – I haven’t been too good at finding alternatives. If I was more disciplined I probably could reduce the reliance on medications because my health is not too bad for someone my age.
With the pandemic though, I ask the pharmacy to mail my meds to me. I don’t need any reasons to go into a big box store if I don’t have to.
CVS complies and charges it to my credit card.
Easy peasy. Thank you USPS.
It’s not my imagination that daily snail mail deliveries have disappeared.
It is true that mostly what I find in my mail box is third class mail.
Magazines and ads.
But not only.
My local community Facebook page is filled with comments about the reduction in mail deliveries from those who have not fully shifted to electronic mail.
Naturally this has raised concerns about the coming election in November where Democrats have the votes to defeat Trump and win both the Senate and House if the voters turn out and they are all counted.
So, sure, I have the option of throwing on my mask, driving over and picking up my meds at Target.
But not everyone has that option. There are many homebound folks who depend on the USPS to make a timely delivery of the meds that keep them alive. There are those who live in rural areas where there is no longer a small-town pharmacist if there ever was one. And of course, the Postal Service is a necessity for those who are disabled.
Come November I am going to vote. I’ve sent for my mail-in ballot. But if there is a problem with the mail, I will walk, crawl, fly, take a train, ride a bike or whatever it takes to cast my ballot.
I will get my meds.
Not everyone has that choice.