There were two safeguards left for Humans on Earth
The first one is gone, the beloved Prophet Muhammed (saws)
“But Allah would not punish them while you, [O Muhammad], are among them”
The second one is still amongst us
“and Allah would not punish them while they seek forgiveness.”
So, hold fast to the second, and send prayers and peace upon the first, the Prophet Muhammed Alayhi As-salatu Wa-ssalam.
[Quran, Surat Al-Anfal, verse 33]