Have you ever read the end of the De Rerum Natura, the plague of Athens?
At the moment we are not so desperate.
That scene was mentioned in recent essays. A few things have been written from an Epicurean perspective on how to deal with coronavirus.
Facts Not fear. Clean Hands. Open Hearts. An Epicurean meditation on how to respond to the ongoing epidemic (by a Unitarian minister who frequently writes on Lucretius)
Thomas Nail--author of Ontology of Motion--wrote a piece for TheConversation.com titled Why a Roman philosopher's views on the fear of death matter as coronavirus spreads, referring here to Lucretius.
(by the way Nail as a new book coming out next month on the "Ethics of Motion", another commentary on Lucretius, I saw the description and the list of chapters / index, looks interesting)