and the French trial only confirmed what was found in Wuhan in a study of 62 cases for HCQ alone.
The G article today on this, attacking Trump for saying what should have been said months ago, is like Olivia Solon's prop piece. THe study it quotes that finds no effect of the drug was on patients already long past being helped by it, exactly as Raoult predicted. If the Swedes have stopped using it then they are tricked, though I don't trust Sweden on anything, even if I like their approach on relaxed incarceration laws.
The reason no-one is interested in HCQ is because it has been around for 80 odd years and there is no money to be made out of it. And as for side effects, the side effect of not treating older patients as soon as they show symptoms is death.