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by Matthew Turner
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2021 International Women of Courage
Replies: 4
Views: 1420

Re: 2021 International Women of Courage

That is a hell of an achievement. Well done, Shohreh.
by Matthew Turner
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102735

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I've always said that Geoff Chandler was a top bloke who speaks a lot of sense.
(I did genuinely vote for him once as CS Player of the Year)
by Matthew Turner
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102735

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

No, that isn't the concern. The problem is that it has until now been believed that checking for any detrimental effects which might show up after a few years takes, well, a few years. It sounds reasonable, but it is just is just classic ant-vaxxer language. If we wait three years to see what side ...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102735

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Is one of the differences the pace of development? Yes, although the worst that is likely to have happened, and I'm not saying it did, is that some adult volunteers could have been exposed to greater risk than is normally deemed acceptable. The big difference is the pace of approval. To be blunt, i...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102735

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

it is obviously better to give the vaccine to 12 people and watch them for three months, than to give it to one person and watch them for three years. You say such extraordinary things with such total confidence. Are you hoping one day to be the Government's Chief Scientific Adviser? Go on then, te...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102735

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Here we go : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56278140 You won't learn this on Google, but Ian Brown has never questioned the principle of vaccination. He has queried whether whether we can be sure that these vaccinations can be guaranteed as safe after being tested for three months ra...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102735

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Apparently I needed to specify that a free-rider is not a good or a moral thing to be :oops: As a technical point, I am not sure this is strictly speaking correct. For example, one could refuse to pay a small proportion of your taxation, because you were opposed to nuclear weapons. That is a proble...
by Matthew Turner
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4234
Views: 459880

Re: Media comments on chess

Oh dear, I'd come up with the idea that they were all succeeded by ladies' men (married multiple times). However, on consideration, I think the answer might be a little simpler than that :)
by Matthew Turner
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4234
Views: 459880

Re: Media comments on chess

It is a great question. I am struggling to come up with anything.
by Matthew Turner
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102735

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Would anyone who has decided not to receive a vaccination be offended if a chess venue required them to show proof of vaccination before they were permitted to enter? You are making a couple of assumptions there. The first being that such a certificate of vaccination would exist and secondly that i...
by Matthew Turner
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102735

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I'm with you Nick, I am not taking the second one. Think because I had or still have long covid this jag has made it even longer. I'm sure it has made me ill just so it has something to cure. My natural immune system which has fought everything this planet could throw at me for 69½ orbits of sun ha...
by Matthew Turner
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102735

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

we'd be in a right old mess if everybody took that approach. But they won't, so the only effect of my action is that I exchange my place in the queue with you or Matt and we are all happier as a result. In some communities that is still considered a good thing. Of course freedom of choice is import...
by Matthew Turner
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102735

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Get your jabs. That at least is something I would hope everyone here could agree on. (still waiting for mine btw) Actually not, I've ducked mine. I doubt very much it will get you to change your mind, but for the record that goes against all expert medical opinion and we'd be in a right old mess if...
by Matthew Turner
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102735

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

(It should also be obvious that taking an over-the-counter remedy to alleviate symptoms is not remotely the same thing as a quack cure, but really what is the point sometimes.) Antihistamines are a treatment for allergies, not a remedy for Long Covid. Taking them on the advice of a Facebook page is...
by Matthew Turner
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102735

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Adam, Sure there are more ridiculous ideas and theories doing the rounds on social media, but it is the thin end of the wedge, if we allow a lecturer to endorse using a treatment recommended on Facebook without comment then it is unsurprising that people will be drawn to these more outlandish theori...