Saturday, August 29, 2009

The evils of socialism

So far the only thing I've seen that is truly socialist about Vietnam
these days is the cheap medical care. Pharmacies are all over the
place and you can get pretty much whatever you need for a pittance;
hence everyone can afford to get well to some extent. Tetnus shots at
the local hospital ate less than $1, for example. Guessing they are
so cheap because they are subsidized by the government. I cut my heal
on a rusted gate backing up the motorbike today and went to the
pharmacy. They sold me this gauze and a bottle of iodine for 6000
dong, or 30 cents. Why don't we use iodine in the us? It's the
ultimate fixer upper for scratches, and deep wounds. It's never failed

1 comment:

  1. We do use iodine. How did you miss out on that?
    Another great fixer upper is Epsom Salt.