Premier League rules out strategic sourcing Covid 19 vaccine
The Premier League continues to rule out attempting to source a private supply of coronavirus vaccine even with 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 move to secure the own supply of its, and it’s understood recent developments have not changed that position.
The league is actually understood to believe that the most susceptible in society must receive the vaccine to start with, what about any case, at present, demand outstrips governments and supply all over the world have bought up stocks before makers have actually produced them.
It’s understood clubs have expressed a willingness to help with the rollout of vaccines, which will now be in a position to take place on a much greater scale following the approval of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday.
Brighton are actually understood to be ready to help in any approach they can 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, as well as any discussions over such a move, despite 2 games being called off and so far this week.
Manchester City‘s match against Everton on Monday was postponed due to coronavirus, and so very was Fulham’s match at Tottenham on Wednesday.
The league found 18 positive situations on Monday from its most recent round of testing of players as well as staff, the highest number since testing began 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 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 completely supportive of how clubs are actually applying the protocols and rules.”
Shrewsbury became the most recent club to inform the EFL of the inability of theirs 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 recently been postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks.
The recent spate of postponements as well as rise increase in infections has placed question marks over the number 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.