Firstly, Zelenko targeted just four specific individuals in his petition to the White House, not some nebulous "larger part of the medical establishment" as you put it. Why you change it like that is beyond me.
Secondly, "tasked with making difficult decisions"? How about the natural and default "decision" to let the doctors of America choose how to treat their patients with decades old approved medicines.
Thirdly, it is only a petition, but it is done as a matter of principle and historic record and as a reminder to the unelected officials in bureaucratic positions of power that they are not above the scathing scrutiny of the citizens of America.
Outside the politics-fraught US most medics don't give HCQ, and reckon it kills patients. They may be right or wrong. And why is he targeting those few individuals if that is the case, they are not in charge personally of which drugs are regulated?
that is as I've pointed out doctors doing their best to save life.
I think the attitude here is despicable (like Zelencko).
Remember the majority of the evidence says HCQ is actually bad for patients in the rather extreme sense that more of them die., And no credible evidence it works as an anti-viral.
You are free to disagree with this, but it is what honest doctors round the workd think. So why accuse US doctors for thinking the same thing and acting on it? it makes no sense to me except it seems in teh US medicine has become politicised. That is not the doing of the doctors.