CORONAVIRUS, and the lockdown it has led to, have shown us a lot.

They have shown us the fragility of our public services, as well as their ability to carry out superhuman feats as well as showing us the good, the bad and the ugly of the human experience.

In Worcester we have seen selfish shoppers clearing out supermarkets and hurling vitriolic abuse at a family-run pharmacy. In normal times, none of the people doing this would act in this way.

We are seeing, in this unprecedented time of crisis, exactly how much we care for our fellow human beings.

It is a fascinating study of human psychology that on the one hand, hundreds of thousands of medical staff have returned to the health service, potentially endangering themselves, to save lives. On the other hand, we have seen people act like animals, simply to live a more comfortable life.

I get it, everyone is scared, but that is no excuse for the kind of behaviour we have seen so far.

Whether it is clearing supermarket shelves of toilet paper or saying someone should throw a brick through the window of a pharmacy, this behaviour is disgraceful.

It speaks of an "I'm alright, Jack" mentality which sits just below the surface of a frightening number of people's personalities.

Their selfish behaviour means people in need cannot carry out their daily shop or get vital supplies they need.

We should rightly sing the praises of the heroic NHS staff saving lives, the neighbours delivering care parcels to elderly relatives, the people thinking of others before themselves.

This is the attitude we need in times of crisis.

Greed, selfishness and mean spirit will not save lives.

We are seeing in very real terms just how little some in society care for their fellow citizens. It isn't just frightened people panic buying, it is the bosses of companies more concerned by profit than by the health of their workforce. These are the people who would rather see thousands get a potentially deadly virus than even entertain the thought of closing their business.

We will continue to shine a light on both sides of this crisis. Those who want to help, and those who only care for themselves.