How safe is it to go to tournaments right now?

MagnetsCarleson

How safe is it to go to tournaments right now? I'm sure most have heard of the Coronavirus outbreak currently (now with more thatn 60,000 cases and 1,115 deaths), and a recent Ebola Virus outbreak in Congo. But mostly, there is some fright about going to tournaments (like the one I'm going to this Satuday in Dallas) because of a recent increase in the Flu in the United States. How safe do you think it is to go to a big tournament right now with these conditions?

legoninjago4

Coronavirus in South USA is basically nonexistent right now

legoninjago4

also it isnt coronavirus anymore they named it

MagnetsCarleson

Agreed. After a quick search, there are 0 coronavirus cases so far in Texas.

K-O-24-B-E

i mean... what country do u live in?

1_d41-0

just wear a hazmat suit and go in

Mikeyjc3

A border wall would stop refugee bacteria and viruses

K-O-24-B-E
1_d41-0 wrote:

just wear a hazmat suit and go in

a designer hazmat suit* 

1e41-0

One would think that those getting sick would be smart enough to stay home from a non-vital event like a chess tournament. One would think.

K-O-24-B-E
Mikeyjc3 wrote:

A border wall would stop refugee bacteria and viruses

that sounds like trump talking 

halfalfa

You could try taking a supplement like Airborne and getting plenty of rest before the trip so your immune system is in top shape.

There's always heightened risk of catching the flu this time of year in the US, but it doesn't seem to be worse than any other year.

Erictheblitzmaster

only losers wouldnt want to go to a tournament. Oh yeah, btw good luck on it

Chess4PK

So you haven't been anywhere outside since the coronavirus outbreak? Why is going to a chess tournament any different?

1e41-0

Close contact to hundreds of people for extended periods of time?

Morphys-Revenge
MagnetsCarleson wrote:

How safe is it to go to tournaments right now? I'm sure most have heard of the Coronavirus outbreak currently (now with more thatn 60,000 cases and 1,115 deaths), and a recent Ebola Virus outbreak in Congo. But mostly, there is some fright about going to tournaments (like the one I'm going to this Satuday in Dallas) because of a recent increase in the Flu in the United States. How safe do you think it is to go to a big tournament right now with these conditions?

I think you have a better chance of being kicked by a bull.

Morphys-Revenge
K-O-24-B-E wrote:
Mikeyjc3 wrote:

A border wall would stop refugee bacteria and viruses

that sounds like trump talking 

Maybe, and a good idea. 

Chess4PK
1e41-0 wrote:

Close contact to hundreds of people for extended periods of time?

I experience that at lunch every day in my school.

Chess4PK
legoninjago4 wrote:

Coronavirus in South USA is basically nonexistent right now

But he doesn't live in South USA. He lives in Tuvalu, according to the flag next to his name.

AussieRookie

Very unsafe playing chess tournaments in Tuvalu. He could be hit by a falling palm tree branch or bitten by one of those man-eating turtles that inhabit that island.

blueemu
AussieRookie wrote:

Very unsafe playing chess tournaments in Tuvalu. He could be hit by a falling palm tree branch or bitten by one of those man- eating turtles that inhabit that island.

Devoured by a man-eating turtle... it's a slow and painful death!