Premier League rules out strategic sourcing Covid 19 vaccine
The Premier League continues to rule out going about trying to source a private source of coronavirus vaccine despite a the latest 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’s understood recent improvements haven’t changed that job.
The league is understood to believe that the most susceptible in society must receive the vaccine to start with, what about just about any situation, at present, demand outstrips supply and governments all over the world have purchased up stocks before makers have also produced them.
It is understood clubs have expressed a willingness to assist with the rollout of vaccines, which will now be equipped to take place on a much greater scale following the acceptance of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday.
Brighton are actually understood to be prepared to assist in any approach they’ll be able to when approached to accomplish that.
The Premier League put out a statement on Wednesday night insisting that there were no plans to pause the season, and sometimes even any talks over such a move, despite 2 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 reported 18 good cases on Monday from its most recent round of testing of players as well as staff, the highest number since testing started as part of Project Restart in the summer.
But the Premier League declaration added: “The league will continue to have confidence in its Covid-19 protocols to permit fixtures to be played as scheduled, and those protocols continue to experience the full backing of Government.
“With the health of players and staff the priority, the league is additionally completely supportive of just how clubs are implementing the protocols and rules.”
Shrewsbury became the latest club to inform the EFL of their inability to fulfil a fixture, in cases like this their Sky Bet League One match against Crewe on Saturday.
Three matches in this division thanks to be played on Saturday have now been postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks.
The latest spate of postponements as well as rise rise in infections has positioned question marks over the number 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.