Premier League rules out strategic sourcing Covid 19 vaccine
The Premier League continues to rule out attempting to source a private source of coronavirus vaccine even with a recent flurry of postponements of top-flight matches.
The PA news agency reported at the start of December that the league had ruled out any action to secure the own supply of its, and it is understood recent developments have not changed that job.
The league is actually understood to think that the most vulnerable in society should get the vaccine to start with, what about just about any situation, at present, demand outstrips governments and supply around the world have ordered up stocks before manufacturers have also created them.
It’s understood clubs have expressed a willingness to help with the rollout of vaccines, which will now be able to take place on a much greater scale following the endorsement of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday.
Brighton are understood to be prepared to help in any approach they can when approached to do it.
The Premier League put out a statement on Wednesday night insisting that there were no plans to pause the season, and sometimes even any interactions over such a move, despite two games being called off so much this week.
Manchester City‘s match against Everton on Monday was postponed due to coronavirus, and so too was Fulham’s match at Tottenham on Wednesday.
The league found eighteen good situations on Monday from its most recent round of testing of staff as well as players, probably the highest number since testing started as part of Project Restart in the summer.
But the Premier League declaration added: “The league continues to have confidence in its Covid-19 protocols to permit fixtures to be played as scheduled, and those protocols keep on to enjoy the full backing of Government.
“With the health of players and staff the priority, the league is also totally supportive of just how clubs are actually implementing the protocols and rules.”
Shrewsbury became the most recent club to inform the EFL of their inability to fulfil a fixture, in this instance their Sky Bet League One match against Crewe on Saturday.
3 matches in that division because of to be played on Saturday have now been postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks.
The latest spate of rise and postponements rise in infections has positioned question marks over the amount of of next month’s FA Cup third round ties will be played as scheduled.
All clubs involved will encounter testing beforehand. Testing for non Premier League clubs will be paid for by the Professional Game Board.