So, the VA administration respects the privacy of medical decisions if the question is one of abortion, but off-label use of safe and effective drugs is prohibited if advocated by a Republican President?
Regardless of how you feel about HCQ, this is a decision that should be left to a patient and their doctor, and not dictated by an appointed health commissioner and enforced by licensing of pharmacies.
In March, the concern for depletion of the supply was reasonable, but now that production has been ramped up worldwide, pharmacies can order HCQ by the rail car load. Hoarding is only a problem when people doubt they will be able to get what they need.
Sure, if I could get a bottle of HCQ to keep in my medicine cabinet just-in-case, I would, but only because I don’t know if I could get a promptly filled prescription from my doctor if I get a call tomorrow from a contact tracer telling me I had been exposed.
Northam will dictate social distancing and closures(which I don’t object to) but will handcuff my doctor when it comes to a treatment that might well prevent me from getting seriously ill.
It seems that every day, Northam and his crew works to control more of every detail of our lives.