Should we have lockdowns?

Lucie White

And why we need philosophy to solve this question

  • 14:00-14:45
Zaal: KF Hein Foyer
Language: English

Two years after lockdowns were first imposed in the Netherlands and much of the rest of the world, the debate is still raging – how much do they help to keep hospitalizations and deaths down? Philosopher Lucie White (UU) argues that we cannot settle disagreements about whether lockdowns work by just looking at the facts. Assessing the effectiveness of lockdowns is complicated, and inseparable from deep ethical questions about when and whether lockdowns are justified.