Is it safe to go out to play chess tournaments?

The_economist9

Hey folks, as you all know with the Cover-19 thing going on, I wonder is it safe to go to local events? I am just scared and don't want to catch it.

Pika_Pokemon

no

Pika_Pokemon

definitely no if you are in us or brazil

The_economist9
Pika_Pokemon wrote:

definitely no if you are in us or brazil

I live in Australia, but it is still too dangerous out there. I think it is dangerous to go out if you live in the top 10 countries affected by Corona-virus.

asu01

I dont know, I would suggest playing online for right now. I was planning on a tournament a few months back, but I'm not willing to risk that. 

The_economist9
asu01 wrote:

I dont know, I would suggest playing online for right now. I was planning on a tournament a few months back, but I'm not willing to risk that. 

I gotta agree with this one, I ain't risking it. 

bong711
The_economist9 wrote:

Hey folks, as you all know with the Cover-19 thing going on, I wonder is it safe to go to local events? I am just scared and don't want to catch it.

Watch Announcement from the local government and National Government of Australia. They would provide safety and health guidelines.

Eretgul

this is a stupid question many lives are gone we need to take precautions if we want to go out .........

Morphys-Revenge

Your probability of catching Covid is extremely small. if you catch it, the probably of death is extremely small. Don't be dumb about it and start licking door knobs, but please don't live in utter and complete fear. 

I think we will all find that this "problem" goes away after the election.  

Caedrel
Morphys-Revenge wrote:

Your probability of catching Covid is extremely small. if you catch it, the probably of death is extremely small. Don't be dumb about it and start licking door knobs, but please don't live in utter and complete fear. 

I think we will all find that this "problem" goes away after the election.  

1% of the US population has tested positive for COVID so far, so the chances of catching it aren't "extremely small" - it's in fact becoming more likely all the time. Unfortunately some people have put the public health measures aimed at limiting the speed of its spread into the "utter and complete fear" basket and are making it worse.

The probability of death will also go up sharply if hospitals become overloaded with cases. And while most people will be fine, that's still a lot of death, especially for the more vulnerable.

The problem itself is not going to just magically go away after the US election, no matter how much some people wish it would. However, the US might actually get the leadership it needs to better handle the problem, although it'll be far too late by that point anyway. 133,000 COVID related deaths and still climbing.

The_economist9
Eretgul wrote:

this is a stupid question many lives are gone we need to take precautions if we want to go out .........

I take a lot of precaution, that is why I am not taking any chances. Yes many lives are gone, I send my best wishes to their families and friends.

The_economist9
Morphys-Revenge wrote:

Your probability of catching Covid is extremely small. if you catch it, the probably of death is extremely small. Don't be dumb about it and start licking door knobs, but please don't live in utter and complete fear. 

I think we will all find that this "problem" goes away after the election.  

From where I live the chances of catching it are small, but the chances of dying from it I am not too sure. I think that depends on the person. Sometimes just like you I wish it would all go away after a while.

The_economist9
Caedrel wrote:
Morphys-Revenge wrote:

Your probability of catching Covid is extremely small. if you catch it, the probably of death is extremely small. Don't be dumb about it and start licking door knobs, but please don't live in utter and complete fear. 

I think we will all find that this "problem" goes away after the election.  

1% of the US population has tested positive for COVID so far, so the chances of catching it aren't "extremely small" - it's in fact becoming more likely all the time. Unfortunately some people have put the public health measures aimed at limiting the speed of its spread into the "utter and complete fear" basket and are making it worse.

The probability of death will also go up sharply if hospitals become overloaded with cases. And while most people will be fine, that's still a lot of death, especially for the more vulnerable.

The problem itself is not going to just magically go away after the US election, no matter how much some people wish it would. However, the US might actually get the leadership it needs to better handle the problem, although it'll be far too late by that point anyway. 133,000 COVID related deaths and still climbing.

Since the US is a highly population country with 300+ million people, 1% is quite a lot to me. Deaths will most likely be higher if hospitals or those who are extremely vulnerable catch it. No matter where anyone lives the cases are always on the rise, deaths are always on the rise. I am gonna agree with what you said. 

checkingoutmehistory
The_economist9 wrote:

Hey folks, as you all know with the Cover-19 thing going on, I wonder is it safe to go to local events? I am just scared and don't want to catch it.

Might as well. There has been only 1 new death in Australia. More people die in car crashes daily. If you do happen to catch it, you most likely won't feel a thing. If a member of your household is vulnerable, then I personally wouldn't go. The virus is well past its peak in most countries.

The_economist9
checkingoutmehistory wrote:
The_economist9 wrote:

Hey folks, as you all know with the Cover-19 thing going on, I wonder is it safe to go to local events? I am just scared and don't want to catch it.

Might as well. There has been only 1 new death in Australia. More people die in car crashes daily. If you do happen to catch it, you most likely won't feel a thing. If a member of your household is vulnerable, then I personally wouldn't go. The virus is well past its peak in most countries.

The virus has indeed passed its peaks, but there is a second wave I believe. Australia is doing well so I am not too worried about catching it, but like I said you never know who has Corona virus. Both of my parents aren't too old so I guess I am not worried about them.

Caedrel
The_economist9 wrote:

The virus has indeed passed its peaks, but there is a second wave I believe. Australia is doing well so I am not too worried about catching it, but like I said you never know who has Corona virus.

Were doing well: Victoria is still trying to get this second wave under control and the cluster in NSW from this pub in Casula needs to be put out. This is far from over and we can't just go back to life like it was before.

drmrboss

There is no 100% safe activities even if you are staying at home. (If your neighbour has COVID- you have high risk of contact) 

If you meet more people , the risk of getting infection is higher.

You have to decide whether it is worth or not.

 

In term of risk categories, going to chess club could be considered as low risk. 

rajshah2610

yes its better to play online game

lfPatriotGames
Caedrel wrote:
Morphys-Revenge wrote:

Your probability of catching Covid is extremely small. if you catch it, the probably of death is extremely small. Don't be dumb about it and start licking door knobs, but please don't live in utter and complete fear. 

I think we will all find that this "problem" goes away after the election.  

1% of the US population has tested positive for COVID so far, so the chances of catching it aren't "extremely small" - it's in fact becoming more likely all the time. Unfortunately some people have put the public health measures aimed at limiting the speed of its spread into the "utter and complete fear" basket and are making it worse.

The probability of death will also go up sharply if hospitals become overloaded with cases. And while most people will be fine, that's still a lot of death, especially for the more vulnerable.

The problem itself is not going to just magically go away after the US election, no matter how much some people wish it would. However, the US might actually get the leadership it needs to better handle the problem, although it'll be far too late by that point anyway. 133,000 COVID related deaths and still climbing.

The probability of death is going down, not up. In our state, Oregon, it's now about 1.7%. In other states where people are older and/or have more medical issues I'm sure the number is higher. I dont think anyone expects the covid to go away magically after an election, but Bill Gates, who is apparently a spokesperson for the covid, says deaths coul go down "substantially" by the end of this year. (after the election). 

Morphys-Revenge
lfPatriotGames wrote:
Caedrel wrote:
Morphys-Revenge wrote:

Your probability of catching Covid is extremely small. if you catch it, the probably of death is extremely small. Don't be dumb about it and start licking door knobs, but please don't live in utter and complete fear. 

I think we will all find that this "problem" goes away after the election.  

1% of the US population has tested positive for COVID so far, so the chances of catching it aren't "extremely small" - it's in fact becoming more likely all the time. Unfortunately some people have put the public health measures aimed at limiting the speed of its spread into the "utter and complete fear" basket and are making it worse.

The probability of death will also go up sharply if hospitals become overloaded with cases. And while most people will be fine, that's still a lot of death, especially for the more vulnerable.

The problem itself is not going to just magically go away after the US election, no matter how much some people wish it would. However, the US might actually get the leadership it needs to better handle the problem, although it'll be far too late by that point anyway. 133,000 COVID related deaths and still climbing.

The probability of death is going down, not up. In our state, Oregon, it's now about 1.7%. In other states where people are older and/or have more medical issues I'm sure the number is higher. I dont think anyone expects the covid to go away magically after an election, but Bill Gates, who is apparently a spokesperson for the covid, says deaths coul go down "substantially" by the end of this year. (after the election). 

The probability of death is going way down, not up as the person that tried to "correct" my earlier post stated. (Not patriotgames but a much earlier post)

In the above post, the 1.7% is trying to make a point that the death rate is not high, but it is misleading as that represents the percentage of people that contract Covid that end up dying from it. As a percentage of the entire population, it is much smaller. (Making the point even further. happy.png

What is happening is that they are doing much more testing than before, so the number of "cases" is going way up, but what is also true is that 99% (that is statistical, not just a convenient made up number for discussion) of the cases range from mild to no symptoms at all, with about 1% of those reported resulting in death. I will say it again (go look up the stats yourself before you blow mine down, because they are a fact). The average number of deaths per day around the world, is very similar to the average number of deaths every day from auto accidents. (Again, go look it up for yourself - don't just dis on my post because it is not what you think you know from watching the news) 

So if we are going to shut down our businesses and our economy, and be paralyzed by wearing masks, we should also outlaw automobiles - they are killing people left and right. And as I said before, don't freak about Covid or mask wearing and lay awake at night fearing doomsday as long as you are still climbing in your car regularly and driving places. The risks are about the same. (And PLEASE don't lay awake at night having nightmares about driving. That was not my intent either. just to put some perspective on the real risk here, as opposed to what the Media would love for you to believe as they have nothing else to talk about apparently.) 

 

here is a little helpful chart to save you some time.

 

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/how-many-people-die-each-day/