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by Daniel Gormally
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 23922

Re: Worrying times

you come across as an embittered person, if your posts are anything to go by. the rowson review was just plain nasty, but i guess that reflects you as a person. Hi Danny - just take a breath sometimes before you post! I'd much rather have you on the site than not because it's good to have the profe...
by Daniel Gormally
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 23922

Re: Worrying times

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:20 pm
Right, but before I get back to that, do you have any criteria relating to the death rate in mind, or are you just going to say the schools reopen on a given date?
I dunno, but you seem to have a bee in your bonnet, this isn't a questionnaire :roll:
by Daniel Gormally
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 23922

Re: Worrying times

anyone else feel that they've changed their mind on this issue and that we need to come out of lockdown as soon as possible? What's "as soon as possible" here, though - what criteria would you be applying? lets go with schools first, and shops like hairdressers. gradually other shops and pubs can o...
by Daniel Gormally
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 23922

Re: Worrying times

I've read that herd immunity won't be achieved with this thing until we get about eight waves of the virus. not sure that's true though. I saw that, can't remember where now. As often happens, the sums looked ok but at some point there was a leap of logic which I couldn't follow. I'm leaning toward...
by Daniel Gormally
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 125
Views: 9512

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

if schools reopen in three weeks time, will after school chess clubs follow suit? or will they be regarded as an unnecessary risk? can imagine a lot of chess coaches are rather unsure about what is going to happen in this case.
by Daniel Gormally
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 23922

Re: Worrying times

I've read that herd immunity won't be achieved with this thing until we get about eight waves of the virus. not sure that's true though.

let's face it we don't really know anything about the virus. the different haphazard responses by governments has shown as much. we are all learning on the go
by Daniel Gormally
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 23922

Re: Worrying times

Matthew Turner wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:24 am
An interesting interview about Sweden’s approach to coronavirus
https://unherd.com/thepost/coming-up-ep ... om-sweden/
the expert looks like roger emerson! :lol:
by Daniel Gormally
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 125
Views: 9512

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

If that's the case, then count me out...
by Daniel Gormally
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 125
Views: 9512

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

Well the posts I made earlier are related to life after pandemic, what are the consequences of the disease on tournaments etc. can't speak for others.
by Daniel Gormally
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 125
Views: 9512

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

I think there are now rather a lot of posts better suited to the 'worrying times' thread , although if that is to get new lease of life, I'd rather see the thread moved to Not Chess. I don't necessarily come to a chess forum to be constantly reminded about the precarious state of the world especial...
by Daniel Gormally
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 125
Views: 9512

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

I think most of us will get it in the end, so unlike we develop a vaccine soon, you are just putting it off until you get it.
by Daniel Gormally
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 125
Views: 9512

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

yeah that goes without saying. although there is also the fact that some people will be fed up of staying at home and will be eager to just get out of the house. often going away to tournaments gives you a break not only from your house but also the area that you live. i'm speaking to an increasing ...
by Daniel Gormally
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 125
Views: 9512

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

The question we have to ask is when are we going to see tournaments again. As a kind of professional player (although perhaps it's more that I don't do anything else) not being able to get to play any tournaments is a bummer, although people are dying so you have to put it into perspective. chess pl...
by Daniel Gormally
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 23922

Re: Worrying times

it's not just a joke though, it's also the point that most people are picking it up from surfaces indoors. i read something today that there's very little evidence you can get it from passing someone on a street or outside, and now they want to cut down on all these things like sunbathing and joggin...
by Daniel Gormally
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 23922

Re: Worrying times

If most of the time the virus spreads indoors, why are we being told to stay home?