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Semper aliquid novi Chinam adferre

Just what we need, eh?

Chinese city in Inner Mongolia issues bubonic plague warning

9 thoughts on “Semper aliquid novi Chinam adferre”

  1. Plague usually isn’t a problem so long as you can get antibiotics quickly enough. From the CDC in the US:

    Over 80% of United States plague cases have been the bubonic form. In recent decades, an average of seven human plague cases have been reported each year (range: 1–17 cases per year). Plague has occurred in people of all ages (infants up to age 96), though 50% of cases occur in people ages 12–45. It occurs in both men and women, though historically is slightly more common among men, probably because of increased outdoor activities that put them at higher risk.

  2. With the nuclear accident in Iran, I’ve nearly completed my 2020 disaster bingo card.

    Just the asteroid to go.

  3. Michael Remington

    ex Sinae semper aliquid novi is slightly better Latin. Based on Ptolemy’sΣῖναι,apparently through Sanskrit.

  4. The Meissen Bison

    Nah, Michael R and Diogenes. Why try to improve on Pliny/Worstall?

    Semper aliquid novi Sinam adferre

    Also Sinae are the people rather than the place – that’s a f pl noun, ex takes the ablative so that’s Sinis.

  5. Bonus dolor! It’s become pendants corner for the boys who failed Latin (i.e. all of them)

    Caesar adsum jam forte
    Brutus aderat
    Caesar sic in omnibus
    Brutus sic in at

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