I shall ask God mercifully to protect us.

Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine, and take it.

I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is
not needed in order not to become contaminated
and thus perchance infect and pollute others, and so cause
their death as a result of my negligence.

If God should wish to take me, he will surely
find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so
I am not responsible for either my own death or the death of others.

If my neighbor needs me, however,
I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely ...

whether one may flee - martin luther - 1527
In 1527, as a Bubonic Plague swept across Wittenberg, Germany killing thousands, frightened residents fled the city for safety leaving the ill behind.

A German paster, by the name of Johann Hess, asked Martinus Luther how a pastor should behave in the face of the epidemic. The above quote is an excerpt from Luther's reply on, Whether One May Flee From A Deadly Plague.