So this may not be a popular opinion here, but everybody reflexively trying to shit on hydroxychloroquine kind of bothers me. The science isn’t in, studies are in process. Doctors all over the world were already using hydroxychloroquine to treat covid before Trump ever mentioned it because it is cheap, has known antiviral properties and also has immuno suppressive properties that reduces inflamation which is why it is used to treat RA and why it could potentially help reduce inflammation in the lungs.
As for it being unproven, well covid-19 is novel, there are no proven treatments. Anything any doctor prescribes is unproven. There are doctors trying all sorts of antivirals because when you have someone in front of you going south fast you do what you can.
Trump is an idiot for putting so much emphasis on HCQ but how about letting the studies finish before making the same mistake in the other direction.