I was reading an article recently. Lots of interesting information. I’m trying to attach the link but not sure if I’m doing it right.
A couple of points
“Medical teams tell NBC News the politicization of the drug has complicated the trial enrollment processes.”
“Researchers across the U.S. are still testing the drug. The 48 or more trials still underway include at least 17 that are testing whether it could still play a role as a prophylactic preventing COVID-19 infection, even if it may not help treat patients who are already infected with the coronavirus.”
“It's known to have side effects, including muscle weakness and heart arrhythmia, although experts say it's generally considered safe for a healthy population as long as it's not prescribed with other medications that could cause arrhythmias.“
IMHO I think it’s great that we have so many researchers running the appropriate trials to gather the data, so the science will prevail, whatever the findings are.
One more point. They are now saying dexamethasone, another old cheap drug, a steroid, may help those on ventilators or on oxygen. It also has potential side effects but most drugs do.