DAY11

Vilnius, Lithuania

Warsaw, Poland

07:22

TRAVEL TIME

350 mi

DISTANCE

44 L

FUEL AMOUNT

Thursday 8 October 2020

Lithuania & Poland

Day eleven on the Road to 2021 started in Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania. World-renowned for the impressive architecture of its Old Town, Vilnius is the second UNESCO World Heritage Site we have visited in 2 days, so the team was happy to have the time to explore (and try not to get into trouble with the local police again).

 

The team had no in-person interviews in Vilnius, as they had conducted their Zoom interview with Northway Biotech the day before, but they did stop by the building’s location as it was in the city proper. After leaving Vilnius, and enjoying the short, scenic drive into Poland, the team stopped for the day in Warsaw, the capital of Poland, where they met with Nigel’s friend Eryk Krysztofiak for an interview and checked into their hotel for the night.

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Lithuania

Lithuania

POPULATION

2M

0.27% of Euro population

LIFE EXPECTANCY

75.8YRS

>5

Increase since 2000

HEALTH SYSTEM

Near Universal

Health expenditure per capita

1500

about €1350 below the EU average

PRIMARY RISK
FACTORS

Smoking 20%

Obesity 17%

Smoking

LEADING CAUSE
OF DEATH

Heart Disease

18.7%

Decrease since 2000

FAMOUS FIGURES

Aaron Klug

Aaron Klug (1926-2018)

Mathematical physicist and crystallographer distinguished for his contributions to molecular biology, especially the structure of viruses, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1982.

Poland

Poland

POPULATION

37M

4.95% of Euro population

LIFE EXPECTANCY

77.8YRS

>3

Increase since 2000

HEALTH SYSTEM

Near Universal

Health expenditure per capita

1507

about €1343 below the EU average

PRIMARY RISK
FACTORS

Smoking 23%

Obesity 17%

Smoking

LEADING CAUSE
OF DEATH

Heart DIsease

51.8%

Decrease since 2000

FAMOUS FIGURES

Maria Curie

Maria Curie (1867-1934)

Developed the theory of reactivity and discovered two elements, polonium and radium, using techniques she invented for isolating radioactive isotopes.