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“You’re one in a million” used to be an appreciative term…there’s no-one like you in the world…but times have caught up with us and now the world’s population is likely to hit 7 billion by the time our next MerQury Newsletter hits the internet.

I suppose we aren’t really feeling it much out here in the countryside as most of the birth boom is centred on cities (although 5 of our female staff are pregnant or have new-borns)…and then not much of a boom in Europe anyway. Working in the health sector, you become very aware of the growth in the “aging population” and acutely aware of the strain on all health resources that this brings…as a female in the UK my life expectancy is running at around 81.7 years.

See the BBC site and put in your date of birth to see where you fit in the scheme of things.

I’m around the 2,907,285,744th person to be born and so I am one in 2,907 million…doesn’t have the same ring, does it?

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