cell-based assays

Recent rumors speculate that ivermectin and Pfizer's promising experimental Covid drug PF-07321332 (1) are both inhibitors of the viral main protease (Mpro) (2) and can therefore be used

You just can't hype drugs. They are either going to work well or not. Wishful thinking doesn't help. Neither does bluster. Nonetheless, we're now getting quite a dose of hype and bluster in recent days.

Even if an effective vaccine for the Wuhan coronavirus is discovered, which is by no means a certainty, it will be at least a year (more likely two) before you'll be rolling up your sleeve.