Premier League rules out strategic sourcing Covid-19 vaccine
The Premier League goes on to rule out going about trying 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 beginning of December that the league had ruled out any move to secure a supply, and it is understood latest developments haven’t changed that job.
The league is actually understood to believe that the most vulnerable in society should get the vaccine to start with, what happens in any situation, at present, demand outstrips governments and resource around the world have purchased up stocks before makers have even created them.
It’s understood clubs have expressed a willingness to help with the rollout of vaccines, that will now be equipped to take place on a much greater scale following the approval of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday.
Brighton are understood to be ready to help you 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, as well as any talks 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 continues to have confidence in its Covid-19 protocols to help fixtures to be played as scheduled, and these protocols keep on to have the full backing of Government.
“With the health of players as well as staff the priority, the league is also totally supportive of just how clubs are actually using the protocols as well as rules.”
Shrewsbury became the latest 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 that division thanks to be played on Saturday have recently been postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks.
The recent spate of rise as well as postponements increasing amount of infections has placed question marks over the number of of next month’s FA Cup third round ties will be played as scheduled.
All clubs involved will experience testing beforehand. Testing for non Premier League clubs will be paid for by the Professional Game Board.