"To fear the plague is not befitting to Vaishnava. Just look, O brothers! What plague can do to you? Will it harm you by taking away your useless life? If you wish a benefit for yourself, let the plague epidemic be a lesson for you. If tomorrow, the plague will get you, just imagine, you'll disappear and all your riches and happiness will vanish.
That's why, do not waste your time, you have to constantly and sincerely with devotion chant the holy name of Hari!"
(Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, Sri Sajjana Toshani, 10.2)