Premier League rules out strategic sourcing Covid-19 vaccine
The Premier League goes on to rule out attempting to source a private supply of coronavirus vaccine despite a the latest flurry of postponements of top flight matches.
The PA news agency reported at the beginning of December that the league had ruled out any move to secure the own supply of its, and it’s understood recent developments haven’t changed that position.
The league is actually understood to think that the most susceptible in society must receive the vaccine first, what happens in any case, at present, demand outstrips supply and governments all over the world have purchased up stocks before manufacturers have actually produced them.
It’s understood clubs have expressed a willingness to assist with the rollout of vaccines, which will now be in a position to take place on a much greater scale following the endorsement of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday.
Brighton are actually understood to be prepared to help you in any approach they can when approached to accomplish that.
The Premier League put out a statement on Wednesday night insisting that there had been no plans to pause the season, and sometimes even any discussions 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 found eighteen good situations on Monday from its most recent round of testing of players and staff, probably the highest number since testing started out 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 enable fixtures to be played as scheduled, and those protocols keep on to have the full backing of Government.
“With the health of players as well as staff the priority, the league is furthermore fully supportive of exactly how clubs are actually implementing the protocols and rules.”
Shrewsbury became the latest club to inform the EFL of the failure of theirs to fulfil a fixture, in this instance their Sky Bet League One match against Crewe on Saturday.
Three matches in this division thanks to be played on Saturday have finally been postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks.
The latest spate of rise as well as postponements increase in infections has installed question marks over the amount of of next month’s FA Cup third round ties are going to be played as scheduled.
All clubs involved will experience tests beforehand. Testing for non Premier League clubs will be paid for by the Professional Game Board.