Around the world, front-line doctors anguished over what they saw.
Anguished over what might happen to if things continued according to established thinking.
Then, some anecdotal reports of unusual success arrived from humble sources: simple, available, affordable solution.
Meanwhile, a narrative advanced, bespeaking a wonderous benefit, and offering an even more extraordinary economic potential.
The problem was, and continues to be, the lives lost while waiting for the wonderous benefit to mature.