Pandemic highlights the good, bad and ugly in humanity

Trolling, bogus advice and even theft have emerged in response to the coronavirus outbreak, but so too has kindness and innovation

13th March, 2020
Pandemic highlights the good, bad and ugly in humanity
Thai volunteers clean up outside the ancient Buddhist temple of Wat Hong Rattanaram. Not every response to the Covid-19 outbreak has been as constructive. Picture: Lauren DeCicca/Getty

The entire spectrum of humanity is on display in a quite unexpected manner as Covid-19 strides across the globe, leaving devastation in its wake. While the world grapples with the unexpected and tries to make sense from the fragments of fact available, people do not necessarily respond in the manner that we might expect from such a deep and urgent calamity.

Political leaders find themselves being openly challenged in a way they never have before....

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