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  1. The Financial Times has a good comparison of excess deaths by country. https://www.ft.com/content/a2901ce8-5eb7-4633-b89c-cbdf5b386938
  2. Possibly. More alcohol-specific deaths in a period of time doesn't necessarily mean more alcohol consumed in that period of time, although probably more alcohol was consumed in the UK in 2020 compared to, for example, 2019. The National Statistics definition of alcohol-specific deaths includes only those health conditions where each death was a direct consequence of alcohol misuse (that is, wholly-attributable deaths). The majority of those deaths with be of people who abused alcohol over a prolonged period of time and how much they drank in the last few months of their lives may not ha
  3. Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation on COVID-19 vaccine for people aged under 40 No Bitchute video I'm afraid, but in a display of lack of black-and-white-thinking the JCVI advises using an alternative vaccine to AZ for the under 40s.
  4. Will!

    Oh dear Labour

    For better or worse, I don't think Gordon Brown ever went anywhere near the South Asian bloc votes. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/may/08/labours-khalid-mahmood-says-party-has-become-london-centric I think Keir Starmer (the 'Sir' is silent) is a grey man in a red tie. Even though Brexit is the symptom of an existential crisis in the Labour party, there's no way he'd do something as radical as discontinuing eligibility of economic migrants for non-contribution based state benefits.
  5. The Mortgage Works How much can be borrowed and Rental income required calculator maximum amounts seem to be based on IO lending.
  6. Financial Times: Provident to close UK’s oldest doorstep lending business Couldn't happen to nicer people.
  7. That's a good point. A chartered certified accountant (for example) starting out in the UK might end up anywhere from the CFO of a medium-sized company in the third estate, to the CEO or CFO of the UK branch of a multinational or a senior role at one of the Big 4 accountancy firms in the first estate.
  8. Exactly. Exposure to as many opportunities as possible in the time available is very important. This lab was at Cambridge.
  9. Yes, but only up to a point. I used to work in a research lab on a particular drug delivery system. The professor in charge of the lab was a carbohydrate chemist, but he made the point that physics, chemistry and biology were distinctions invented by the victorians and science could span all of those domains. The lab had wet chemists working on the drug delivery system, hardware engineers rebuilding magnetic resonance imaging scanners / spectrometers to measure the results, software engineers writing the code to drive them and medics drinking all the coffee attempting to clinically
  10. This isn't a recommendation, but I worked with a guy who was bright and tech-savvy but had never got on with desk + keyboard work. He joined the RAF to do signals stuff and acquired a load of skills that stood him in good stead later in civvy street. Something like this: https://www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment/roles/roles-finder/technical-and-engineering/cyberspace-communication-specialist
  11. I've always wondered about sales. I used to encounter lots of pharma / life sciences sales reps. Most were bullshitters par excellence and didn't have any background in life sciences. The highest paid pharma rep I knew was a nice-looking girl who was good at wearing short skirts and was an English Lit grad. Then the Bribery Act 2010 came along, put an end to all the corporate jollies and most of the reps were fired. Could something similar happen to tech sales?
  12. The US Navy Body Composition Assessment is good, although it does seem they allow in some quite fat people. Guide 4- Body Composition Assessment (BCA).pdf
  13. Well, on the one hand, decide in haste, repent at leisure. on the other hand
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