Plan B, Krazy Chess Players, Coronavirus, Anal Sex & Potpourri.
How are you today? Is it just my imagination or does the world make less sense than it used to? Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron and Juan Guaidó: the new leaders of the free world? Coronavirus, climate-change, fake-news, endless war, mass surveillance: George Orwell is rolling over in his grave!
Nope…absolutely not! It is not my imagination. Things are bad. Worse still, we are drifting in a canoe without a paddle, rapidly approaching the white water rapids…
We do have a Plan B, don’t we?!
Krazy Chess Players
Remember Emperor Nero fiddling while Rome was burning? Of course you do! Today, as the rest of the civilized world worries about coronavirus uncertainties, chessplayers over on ChessCom are debating whether they would WILLINGLY accept to be infected with coronavirus if they could all of a sudden begin to play like Magnus Carlsen!
But wait: there is still more INSANITY!
This has to be a JOKE! While Tokyo and the IOC are drawing up contingency plans about the 2020 Summer Olympics (end of July) should the coronavirus uncertainties remain unresolved, some KRAZY chess players are trying to get thousands of other KRAZY chess players to attend a chess party a couple of months from now?? KRAZY!
“From May 22 to May 24, the Oslofjord Convention Cente, beautifully situated by the coast in the municipality of Sandefjord, Norway, will host ChessParty 2020. With over 12,000 beds in apartments and cottages and a plenary hall that seats more than 7,000 attendees, the Oslofjord Convention Center is on track to become one of Europe’s largest combined accommodations and events venues.”
Meanwhile,How is Plan B playing?
How Much Do we Know about Coronavirus?
I am certain that most of my readers have been following the daily progression of coronavirus these past 10 days or so….After more than one month since the outbreak in China, the world’s leading scientists are not taking any bets. This is a virus that is entirely new.
This is what Marc Lipsitch, professor of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said today:
“I think it is likely we’ll see a global pandemic. If a pandemic happens, 40% to 70% of people world-wide are likely to be infected in the coming year. What proportion of those will be symptomatic, I can’t give a good number.”
To be continued!