The plague was never fully erradicated, and it is actually pretty treatable these days with medication. You have a few cases every year, especially in the Mongolia/China border and some countries in Africa and South America.
Thanks Lady Liebe for the info in the US, I knew sometimes they have cases but never knew was a few every year
So the bubonic plague cases in 2020 is basically no news, it happens every year and nothing major diverged from it. People are scared with the whole covid pandemic and the press is just showing this like is a new and horrible thing happening, pure "click bait" imo. Is not, the only difference is that last year it was not interesting.
I recently found a hard copy variant of clickbait in my local library.
I myself have had a copy of David Quammen's book "Spillover" for years (the Dutch translated version). At the beginning of this year I finally read it. A very interesting and informative book about transmission of infectious diseases between animal (s) and humans. The book also deals with the SARS epidemic, which was just over at the time. It is suggested that a virus from the Cornona group might strike again in the future.
My local library initially didn't seem to have this book in its collection (it did show up later). But now they also have a 2020 Dutch edition. The attractive cover states: "The one who predicted the Corona epidemic."