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 even with a recent 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 its own supply, and it is understood recent developments haven’t changed that job.
The league is understood to believe that the most susceptible in society should get the vaccine to begin with, what about any situation, at present, demand outstrips source and governments all over the world have ordered up stocks before makers have even produced them.
It’s understood clubs have expressed a willingness to help with the rollout of vaccines, which will now be equipped to take place on a much greater scale following the endorsement of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday.
Brighton are understood to be ready to help in any manner they can if approached to do so.
The Premier League put out a statement on Wednesday night insisting that there had been no plans to pause the season, and on occasion even any talks over such a move, despite two games being called off so much 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 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 declaration added: “The league will continue to have confidence in its Covid-19 protocols to make it possible for fixtures to be played as scheduled, and these protocols keep on to enjoy 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 using the protocols as well as rules.”
Shrewsbury became the most up club to inform the EFL of their failure to fulfil a fixture, in this instance their Sky Bet League One match against Crewe on Saturday.
3 matches in that division because of to be played on Saturday have finally 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 amount 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.