Dr Joanne LaFleur is Associate Professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Utah. Joanne has taken an interest in questions that lie at the intersection of science and morality. In this state of lockdown, there are surprisingly many things to see as science, public health, politics, economics, morality and philosophy generate many new questions for all of us. Whose lives are worth saving? How is life-saving to be done? Does this moment expose the flaws in our economic systems? Does Covid-19 bring us into conversation about alternative ways of understanding the structures we depend upon for human survival?
Not, all of these questions will be answered in this conversation, but I hope Joanne’s reflections on this moment as a scientist and as a regular person who is entering into the question with refreshing honesty and humility, will give us permission to wonder anew this thing we call life.