Sorry to hear things are so rough in the UK. Here, they're actually getting pretty good results with HCQ.
And yes the political media WAS reporting that, and all manner of other nonsense, all the time, but that's long debunked as it turns out one of the blind funds he's invested in owns a $1,000 share of a company that produces the stuff.
Meanwhile Gilead is running commercials non-stop on the same outlets that 'broke' the now debunked story, so use your imagination as to the motivation for the dangerously flawed reporting.
We are also getting real news from a Stanford University study which found the actual rate of infection is between 50 to 85 times the numbers being reported. Because many don't show symptoms, have no idea they've had the virus and widespread serological antibody testing is only now being rolled out, there is discussion that once all is said and done the actual mortality rate will prove to be much LOWER that current models predict, by orders of magnitude.
Common sense tells me that at the truly unprecedented rate this spreads, it's already washed through large segments of the population, and while the mortality rates are no less alarming, they represent only a tiny fraction of those already exposed, infected, who are or were asymptomatic, and are now (or soon to be) immune.
If I'm right, we're already closing in on a level of 'herd immunity'. If not, it'll be a rough ride for some time to come.
Either way, finding effective treatments for those who do get sick is imperative, and I'm really relieved Dr. James is leading the way on this.
Failed Interferon 96', G1a, VL = 9 - 5.5 Million, F3/A3, AST 111, ALT 190, Generic DAA treatment Sof/Led (Mylan - India MYHEP LVIR) - 8 June, 2016
2 Week Results 20 June, 2016 AST 19, ALT 32
4 Week Results 06 July, 2016 AST 22, ALT 30, VL = 35
6 Week Results 20, July 2016 VL only = HCV RNA Detected, Non-Quantifiable <15
8 Week Results 04 August 2016, Labs, LFTs Normal, VL = UND
12 Week Results 31 August, 2016 LFTs Normal, VL = UND
EOT + 4 Weeks, LFTs Normal, VL = UND, "SVR4"
SVR12, 21 Nov 2016. CURED!!!