(Chess) Life Returning To Normal

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NickFaulks
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:50 pm

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.

Tim Spanton
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Tim Spanton » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:00 pm

The light at the end of the tunnel?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54442386

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by J T Melsom » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:03 pm

or https://www.wired.co.uk/article/great-b ... fic-divide

and there are those who also believe the pandemic is over..

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Tim Spanton » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:13 pm

J T Melsom wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:03 pm
or https://www.wired.co.uk/article/great-b ... fic-divide

and there are those who also believe the pandemic is over..
The magazine that brings you this:

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/urine-f ... ing-plants

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:20 pm

Remind us of your own professional achievements in the world of journalism as it relates to medical science, Tim
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Matt Bridgeman » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:07 pm

The new curly one - 86% of people are asymptomatic. New research suggesting that for the majority of positive tests results, there aren't actually the accompanying classic symptoms of cough, fever and loss of taste/smell, based on a sample size of 36,000 people;
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... sf-twitter
I suppose in a chess context, the issue might be that players might not know they are sick, and could be 'silent spreaders.'
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by MartinCarpenter » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:37 pm

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:07 pm
The new curly one - 86% of people are asymptomatic. New research suggesting that for the majority of positive tests results, there aren't actually the accompanying classic symptoms of cough, fever and loss of taste/smell, based on a sample size of 36,000 people;
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... sf-twitter
I suppose in a chess context, the issue might be that players might know they are sick, and could be 'silent spreaders.'
That's been known as a huge problem for a while - if not quite on that scale. If it could have been restricted by isolating people with symptoms we'd have got it under control much, much more easily.

It really is a nightmare of a disease to try and control :(

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:55 pm

ASDA drive through flu jabs

Might be how they end up doing the Covid vaccine, if they ever find one that works
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Matt Bridgeman » Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:06 pm

MartinCarpenter wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:37 pm
Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:07 pm
The new curly one - 86% of people are asymptomatic. New research suggesting that for the majority of positive tests results, there aren't actually the accompanying classic symptoms of cough, fever and loss of taste/smell, based on a sample size of 36,000 people;
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... sf-twitter
I suppose in a chess context, the issue might be that players might know they are sick, and could be 'silent spreaders.'
That's been known as a huge problem for a while - if not quite on that scale. If it could have been restricted by isolating people with symptoms we'd have got it under control much, much more easily.

It really is a nightmare of a disease to try and control :(
We’ll all be controlled by Boris’ red traffic light in the North come next week!

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:20 pm

Lucky 100% aren't asymptomatic. We'd never find it and would have to be locked down forever.
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Simon Rogers » Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:45 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:18 am
NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:47 am
Simon Rogers wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:59 am

Surbiton Chess Club
I'm surprised to see that one.
It was posted back in the beginning of July on the forum on a different thread.
However I can't find the post, I've tried typing a keyword but still can't find it. Unless the original post has since been edited.
I've checked the Surbiton Chess Club website. It looks like the Chess Club is closed now.
Apologies all.
It wasn't Surbiton Chess Club that had reopened it was Spondon. I knew it began with an S but clearly geographically many miles apart.
Spondon Chess Club reopened 01st September although you have to register in advance if you want to attend. It is also limited to 24 people.
There is information about Spondon chess club reopening on the Derbyshire Chess Association website home page.

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Mike Alderson » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:34 am

Mike Alderson wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:37 pm
Spondon chess club:

www.derbyshirechess.btck.co.uk

Any more?

Paul Bloom
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Paul Bloom » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:49 pm

CCF chess club at coulsdon FIDE rated has been up and running for 5 weeks now using the blind player 2 BD system for players rated 1000 through to 2200

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Angus French » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:56 pm

Possibly of interest:
- a recent article from Nature magazine on the effectiveness of face masks; and
- a comprehensive FAQ on aerosol transmission of the virus - this seems particularly relevant to OTB chess.

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