Premier League rules out strategic sourcing Covid 19 vaccine
The Premier League goes on to rule out trying to source a private source of coronavirus vaccine even with 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 action to secure its own supply, and it’s understood latest developments have not changed that job.
The league is actually understood to think that the most vulnerable in society should receive the vaccine first, what happens in just about any case, at present, demand outstrips governments and supply all over the world have bought up stocks before makers have even produced them.
It is 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 actually understood to be prepared to help you in any manner they’ll be able to if 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 on occasion even any discussions over such a move, despite 2 games being called off so far 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 18 good cases on Monday from its most recent round of testing of staff as well as players, probably the highest number since testing started out as part of Project Restart in the summer.
But the Premier League statement added: “The league will continue to have confidence in its Covid 19 protocols to allow fixtures to be played as scheduled, and these protocols keep on to have the full backing of Government.
“With the health of players and staff the priority, the league is furthermore totally supportive of exactly how clubs are implementing the protocols as well as rules.”
Shrewsbury became the most recent club to inform the EFL of the inability of theirs to fulfil a fixture, in this instance their Sky Bet League One match against Crewe on Saturday.
3 matches in this division thanks to be played on Saturday have finally been postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks.
The recent spate of postponements and rise increasing amount of infections has positioned question marks over how many of next month’s FA Cup third round ties will be played as scheduled.
All clubs involved will face testing beforehand. Testing for non-Premier League clubs will be paid for by the Professional Game Board.