your belief creates facts
It's more important what you believe in than what you do
quote by: Alan Watts
All your actions are based on your beliefs. If you are afraid of a pandemic (the belief: a virus is threatening) then you will stay at home and avoid contact.
If you are not afraid of the pandemic (belief is: a virus can't hurt me) then you will not let a virus affect your life at all. And live as if a virus never existed.
Our actions are only secondary causes. Our beliefs are the primary causes.
It is interesting that there are people who lived throught the pandemic with one or the other belief. Which one is the 'correct' one is your decision, but I tend to stick to beliefs that are freeing rather than limiting.