For many of us, there was a real threat to people we love—those who are elderly or already compromised, and we pray for those families who have had to deal with those very real concerns.
And ironically, the fearmongers made that situation even worse by forcing many to face illness and fear alone in isolation, without their family members present. That pain is real and tragic.
But for us as individual Believers, the fear of dying should not be embraced. When Believers die, we win. We shed this earthly shell and receive a new container fashioned just like Jesus' new post-cross body.