The reason i nitpicked this is because the story has a quote attributing the eradication of covid in the area to HQ but the quote in question was not saying that at all. But it was presented as such. This is despite there being another quote in the story attributing the success to tracking / tracung and isolating patients.Why the heck do you keep attempting to shoot the messenger - bringing up the fact that the link is a pro life site discredits your argument, it makes it look like you are attempting to cancel the author rather than debating. When the author attempts to find hard data by producing Police records you actually condemn him for not having more detailed data for the wider population. Total shoot the messenger stuff.
The fact of the matter is that Covid has been pretty much eliminated from this Mumbai slum.
This eradication has coincided with the government of the local state (Maharashtra) mandating HCQ as a prophylactic for its front line workers and with the local Mumbai government (BMC) setting up Covid Care Centres where people suspected of carrying Covid are being as standard given a course of HCQ.
Now you can nitpick that seeing Covid eliminated is coincidental with the administration of HCQ if you like but many other people will look at this and see that as a recommendation of widespread HCQ use even if only based on there being a chance of it being the magic silver bullet we are looking for at very little cost and with no downside if it doesnt work.
Heres another messenger saying the same thing as the previous link. Im sure you will immediately start scrutinising for shootability.
High-risk kin of Maharashtra patients, all ground staff to get HCQS | Mumbai News - Times of India
Its a dishonest version of events and that dishonesty is informed by the agenda of the site. This is why i mentioned that the site is specifically a pro life site by its own admission.