July 27, 1377

On July 27, 1377, the first example of a quarantine occurred in the city of Rugusa, which is now Dubroknik, Croatia. The city council passed a law that required newcomers from plague areas to isolate for 30 days, and then later for 40 days. This is where the word quarantine comes from, quaranta is Latin for 40. Wow, the city leaders during the Medieval period were smarter than Trump and his lickspittle, obsequious state Governors. It’s a shame that people who actually believed in alchemy had a better grasp on science and medicine than Trump and the Governors of Arizona, Texas, Florida, Alabama and Georgia.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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