7 min read · Jun 15th · Only 15 months ago — March 13, 2020 — COVID-19 became a national emergency in the United States. My assumption at the time was that COVID lockdowns could extend as long as five years, the previous…
Telemedicine has been technologically viable for two decades, but COVID provided the final push for insurance reimbursement and therefore mass adoption
The most amazing COVID technology story has to be the vaccines
The prospect of a second Great Depression was very real, as reflected in the stock market collapse of early 2020. But then, a miracle happened — a technological miracle. Much of the economy kept operating, and in fact many parts of the economy started operating even better under lockdown than before.
~14 min read · Aug 13th · By 2025, the world’s population will reach over 8.1 billion people. Most of that population growth will be concentrated in cities across Africa and Asia. To help paint a detailed picture, this map
The majority of the world’s fastest growing cities are located in Africa—in fact, 17 of the 20 are located on the continent, with four of the 20 cities being located in Nigeria specifically.
DEMOGRAPHICSRanked: The World’s Fastest Growing CitiesPublished 6 days ago on August 13, 2021 By Avery Koop Tweet Share Share Reddit Email ▼ Use This Visualization Ranked: The World’s Fastest Growing Cities By 2025, the world’s population will reach over 8.1 billion people. Most of that population growth will be concentrated in cities across Africa and Asia. To help paint a detailed picture, this map uses data from the United Nations to rank the top 20 fastest growing cities in the world in terms of average annual growth rate from 2020 to 2025. Full Speed Ahead The majority of the world’s fastest growing cities are located in Africa—in fact, 17 of the 20 are located on the continent, with four of the 20 cities being located in Nigeria specifically. Population growth is booming across the entire continent, as many countries retain high birth rates. According to the World Bank, the 2019 fertility rate (births per woman) in Sub-Saharan Africa was 4.6, compared to the global fertility rate of 2.4. City Country Continent Annual Growth (2020-2025p) Gwagwalada Nigeria Africa 6.46% Kabinda Democratic Republic of Congo Africa 6.37% Rupganj Bangladesh Asia 6.36% Lokoja Nigeria Africa 5.93% Uige Angola Africa 5.92% Bujumbura Burundi Africa 5.75% Songea Tanzania Africa 5.74% Xiongan China Asia 5.69% Potiskum Nigeria Africa 5.65% Bunia Democratic Republic of Congo Africa 5.63% Showing 1 to 10 of 20 entriesPreviousNext Nigeria’s economy is largely based on petroleum which has resulted in the country becoming one of the strongest economies in Africa. This, coupled with a high birth rate and a resulting young population, has given the country a strong and rising workforce. However, the population growth in Nigeria is both a blessing and a curse. The success of the economy, among other factors, has resulted in excessive rural-to-urban migration. This mass exodus from rural areas has led to less farming, which means the country now needs to import basic food staples