Definition: This entry gives an estimate from the US Bureau of the Census based on statistics from population censuses, vital statistics registration systems, or sample surveys pertaining to the recent past and on assumptions about future trends. The total population presents one overall measure of the potential impact of the country on the world and within its region. Note: Starting with the 1993 Factbook, demographic estimates for some countries (mostly African) have explicitly taken into account the effects of the growing impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. These countries are currently: The Bahamas, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2019See also: Population map
Technologies for protein production: New ways to feed the world's population
Phys.org - 5/18/2020 1:40:00 PM
Proteins form an essential part of human nutrition. The most common sources are meat, animal products such as milk and eggs, and even plants. Production, especially via animal husbandry, demands immense resources and causes serious environmental problems.
Only 4.4% of French Population Infected by Coronavirus: Pasteur Institute
U.S. News & World Report - 5/14/2020 7:03:00 AM
A study led by the Pasteur Institute says a mere 4.4% of the French population - or 2.8 million people - have been infected by the novel coronavirus, much higher than the official count of cases but way too low to achieve so-called "herd immunity".
Study: A quarter of the world's population without proper sanitation at high risk for COVID-19
News Medical - 5/21/2020 2:48:00 AM
Without access to soap and clean water, more than 2 billion people in low- and middle-income nations - a quarter of the world's population - have a greater likelihood of acquiring and transmitting the coronavirus than those in wealthy countries.
World Bank Group: 100 Countries Get Support in Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
World Bank - 5/19/2020 1:51:00 PM
The World Bank Group today announced its emergency operations to fight COVID-19 (coronavirus) have reached 100 developing countries – home to 70% of the world’s population. Since March, the Bank Group has rapidly delivered record levels of support in order to help countries protect the poor and vulnerable,
Spanish antibody study suggests 5% of population affected by coronavirus
Reuters - 5/14/2020 12:10:00 AM
Preliminary results from a nationwide coronavirus antibody study showed on Wednesday that about 5% of the overall Spanish population had contracted the novel virus - about 10 times more than the tally of diagnosed cases suggests.
Ukraine to please its tiny Muslim population by making Islam’s major holy days national holidays
RT - 5/20/2020 1:36:00 PM
Adha may soon become state holidays in Ukraine, where Muslims constitute… anywhere between 0.2 and four percent of the population.
"Power-to-protein" approach offers a new way to feed the world's population
News Medical - 5/18/2020 2:29:00 PM
Proteins form an essential part of human nutrition. Up to now, we have generally consumed them in meat, animal products such as milk and eggs, or even in plants.
COVID-19: Poor sanitation puts a quarter of the world’s population at risk
Pink - 5/21/2020 10:42:00 AM
Without access to soap and clean water, more than 2 billion people in low- and middle-income nations – a quarter of the world’s population – have a greater likelihood of acquiring and transmitting the coronavirus than those in wealthy countries.
Countries with the lowest population density: Social distancing is easy in these 11 places
Traveller - 5/1/2020 2:46:00 AM
Half the country's working population receiving emergency social welfare
Independent.ie - 5/5/2020 2:30:00 AM
More than a million people - almost half the country's pre-crisis working population - are now in receipt of emergency social welfare unemployment supports that will cost the State billions of euro.