Jesus was asked a similar question.
1There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
2And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?
3I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
4Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
5I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
“Do you think that the people who died in the swine flu epidemic were the worst sinners in Mexico? I tell you they were not. But unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Or do you think that all those homosexuals who died of AIDS were the worst sinners in the world? I tell you they were not, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”
And remember, this warning was NOT given to unbelievers or Romans or anyone else, but good, practicing, kosher-keeping, believing Orthodox Jews.
Can you imagine an application to our present day?