I saw a stat that around 50% fatality rate for CoViD19 patients that go on ventilators. It seems an acceptable risk at that point. But I'm not sure how early you need to administer the Hydrocloroquine to be effective.
But hasn't this been used for malaria for years? If it is acceptable risk for malaria, why not CoViD19 when it is serious or critical? With informed consent.
It all comes down to how sick you are from Covid-19.
If you are having minor symptoms, ride it out. Why would you even be in a hospital? Draining needed resources for those who are much sicker and much more in need of medical attention.
On the other hand, if you are in very bad shape, already in the hospital and your odds of not pulling through in the next 24-48 hours are high then I don't think you or the doctors should be worrying about possible negative side effects. Because in a few short hours you won't be around.
Should they do more controlled test to make sure it's usefull and the side effects don't outweight the benefits for those who have minor or less serious symptoms to keep the illness from escalating. Absolutely.
But anyone who's condition is critical should be allowed to have the drug. Now.
Wow, tricky. You are so right: f3b says "directly" and f1 just says "going to or from."
I wonder if this distinction has ever had any practical application on the ground. Subsection g says that in both cases you can only make "such deviations as are reasonably necessary."
Now that I look at it, it seems that f1 talks about "a place of target practice," and f3b says "a target range or other authorized place for the purpose of practice." So it sounds like you can go somewhere unauthorized if you're a member of a club. Like you said, your buddy's yard, where you can go shoot cans off of tree stumps.