This is a selection of major countries, and the number of COVID-19 coronavirus tests, that they have carried out per million population as at 23rd April 2020.
Tests per million population (based mainly on countries with over 5,000 recorded cases)… Read the rest
In November 2019, the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, was promising a fast track “NHS visa” to make it easier for overseas doctors and nurses to work in the United Kingdom.
Extra points will be allocated to those … Read the rest
Why aren’t all Viruses named after the place of origin?.
Many viruses and diseases seem to be named after the place of origin, but some are not.
Recent news articles mentioning the COVID-19 from Wuhan in China, has made this … Read the rest
The Commonwealth has 54 Countries, the EU has 27..
From the 1st February 2020, the Commonwealth of Nations has exactly twice as many member countries as the European Union.
With the Maldives rejoining the Commonwealth, and bringing member numbers up … Read the rest
Mothers Day around the World..
I was just reading a newspaper where it was saying that Mothers Day was first celebrated in 1911, and was created by Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia USA.
This made me stop and double check what … Read the rest
When do we take Christmas Decorations Down?..
Christmas formally begins on 25th December, with the birth of Jesus Christ.
The Twelfth Night is the last night of Christmas.
12 days from 25th December comes to the 5th January. According to … Read the rest
The New Decade Begins on 1st January 2020.. or is it 2021..
It is that time again, when a New Decade might be starting. When does a decade begin and end.
Is it 1st January 2020 or 1st January 2021.… Read the rest
What does OS and OD mean on an Eye Prescription?..
For an eyeglass prescription you might get numbers listed under the headings of OS and OD.
Sometimes you might see the same numbers marked as Left eye and Right eye.… Read the rest
Can you use Sugar and Water as a Weed Killer?..
It sounds odd, putting sugar on your lawn to kill the weeds, but can it work?
Some web sites say that it does, others are less enthusiastic.
How Much Sugar
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Infant Mortality Rate in the UK..
The infant mortality rate is the number of children that die under one year of age in a given year, per 1,000 live births.
Recent Headlines about rising UK Infant Mortality Rates include:
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