They are welcome to treat their patients based on anecdote, and despite objective proof via a clinical trial - that is their prerogative. It doesn't necessarily make them right. And again, it's worth noting that *no one* is arguing that hydroxycholoroquine does not effectively treat COVID; we are arguing that there is no causal efficacy established yet, and therefore the most impactful person in the world stating that it's a fantastic treatment is irresponsible and inaccurate until further evidence is gathered. There is a difference between, "hey, I'm dying from COVID and my options are limited, what the hell, let's try hydroxychloroquine and possibly it helps" and "hydroxychloroquine is a proven effective treatment of COVID". Two very different statements. And to be clear, I don't think if a patient wants to try hydroxychloroquine that they are necessarily wrong - I have a hard time denying dying people the right to try medicine that may help them live them despite a lack of objective/proven evidence. To give some context, I am all about alternative medicine, naturopathy, herbal medicine, so on ... but I am all about that *for myself*, and not others. I don't pretend that these medicines/supplements I take are objectively proven effective at treating anything ... that doesn't mean they don't work, but it means that there is not anything beyond anecdotal evidence that they work. I take advantage of my right to control what goes into my body, but I would not tell others that these alternative medicines I take are "proven" effective, nor would I prescribe these medicines in lieu of proven effective treatments. The concerns here are: 1.) hydroxychloroquine might not actually treat COVID effectively | 2.) it could have unintended side effects that are harmful and not fully understood | 3.) it could deprive individuals who need hydroxychloroquine (for ailments for which hydroxychloroquine's efficacy is proven) their ability to use it. So long as people who need hydroxychloroquine are not being deprived of their access, then I have no issue with it being used. But I do have an issue with it being touted as an effective treatment by POTUS when there is not objective evidence that it is an effective treatment.