Here's what crap: China and South Korea have already figured it out. China bought that knowledge at a very high price. Resultingly China has been able to largely contain the virus (and more specifically, the mortality rate) to just the Wuhan province. Since then, China has been helping Italy (albeit Italy is still not doing too well). South Korea has NOT instituted extreme quarantine measures. In fact, they lifted them. Their number of cases has gone up, but their mortality has gone down. I'm sorry, but there's no "flooded health system" there. They can test 10X the people the US has, yet they have a population 1/6th the size. They identified at least two meds to administer (a derivative of quinine, and a derivative of an HIV drug), plus they have an oxygenation treatment which kills the virus in the body. Italy has been able to CV test an ENTIRE COMMUNITY, multiple times.
Why can't the US abandon their "not invented here" mentality, and just follow their lead? It's already tested, on live patients. The efficacy is already proven--just not to the US government's satisfaction, with their selective vision. They have this idea that "the US' standards are higher than in Asia, so they need to validate it more". Baloney. It is East Asia who has the higher standard, and people are living where people in the West are dying. Reporters keep hammering Trump about it--in fact, they have hammered the point about specifically the HCQ medication--and all they get is chastised as "bad reporters". And then people wonder why the media is so "biased"?
Meanwhile, the rest of us all have to lock down in fear, trash the economy, lay people off, and wait for the Fed and the government to "rescue" them, when treatment is sitting right there. Is it 100% effective? No. But it brings down the mortality and seriousness levels closer to that of the flu, and we don't shut down people's lives over the flu. Get the virus, get the treatment, and then you've got some level of immunity for some amount of time.
Where I tend to agree with conspiracy theories is in the withholding of this treatment and testing. There's just no excuse for it.