According to Lewis, science steps dangerously outside its bounds when it assumes it has all knowledge, especially moral knowledge.
Scientists should have “stayed in their lane,” giving policymakers the information that science can provide about a potential pandemic, and left the political calculations alone.
With COVID-19, New Jersey officials are worried about a spike in suicide caused by the shutdown.
Our political policy makers (the President, Congress and the Senate, governors, etc.) should make their calculus transparent.
In such a milieu in which there really is no “right” and “wrong,” who needs bioethicists?