Government actions may be informed to a greater or lesser degree by science. Lesser seems to be the current trend.
Our scientific elites insist that the “scientific consensus” be accepted without question.
The pretense not to know things is at the root of Darwinist/atheist/materialist ideology.
To my knowledge, not a single person in the U.S. has died of COVID due to lack of capacity of the healthcare system.
Theoretical physicist Richard Feynman quipped that “science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.”