Regular visitors to this corner of the blogosphere know that from time to time I like to consider numbers. Some of you are possibly yawning already - "Oh no! Here he goes again!"
Okay. I don't wish to detain you for very long so let's go.
First of all - the population of our planet. Back on February 4th the total population was 7,762,009,632. Today, four months later, the world's population has risen to 7,789,122,032. This means that in just 120 days there are now 27,112,400 extra people. That is more than the entire population of Australia in such a short span of time. By the way, the current population of Australia is 25,499,884.
Turning now to COVID19. So far, worldwide, it has killed 389,995 people and 6,641,078 have actually contracted the disease.
As you can see, these numbers seem quite small compared with what is happening with regard to population growth.
Just before I go, here's another number to think about: 4,772,583. That's the number of people on the planet who have died of hunger this year. As Fats Domino sang, "Ain't That A Shame?" He was probably understating things.