The US president yesterday demanded that India remove its ban on the export of the drug hydroxychloroquine and threatened retaliation if it did not. Subsequently, the Indian government agreed to release stocks of the drug. This raises many questions. What is a country’s priority during a crisis such as COVID-19? How do countries cooperate as a community to ensure that there are enough drugs for all during this time? What benefits does this drug hydroxychloroquine bring? We’ll talk about this and more.