Honkypapa nailed it.
but yeah, there's a lot of dumb excess and a lot of scenarios where extreme adherence to the one-size-fits all approach may be overkill, but it's a risk-reward, I think right now it's hard to visualized those, but the risk of not wearing a mask in public (possible spread, even a very small chance) vs the reward of not wearing a mask (foggy glasses? maybe? like at worst you gotta smell your stinkbreath for a while) it should be an easy choice. and recommendations have to be conservative, considering worst case
re: hcq? again, sucks its so politicized, it means theres an inherent bias in a lot of the studies, but you can't manipulate a proper randomized study. The Detroit study they only trialed HCQ on people with low heart risk since it can exascerbate coronary issues. but we know people with heart problems are more likely to die of covid, so it inherently picked the least likely to die as the HCQ recipients, then showed they were least likely to die...
I think it absolutely merits continued testing but there's still zero good evidence that it's a cure. and even then it's not a cure, just makes it possibly less deadly - like remdesevir shortens hospital stays, that is awesome. but it doesn't mean we can just let everyone get the virus and then give them remdesevir and hcq and zing and zithromycin and everyone would be honky dory, that's demonstrably false even from the most optimistic reports
Finally, nobody is willfully trying to wreck the world economy, and certainly not just to discredit the US president. that level of narcissistic vanity is insane. sorry but carly simon was NOT singing about you