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 the own supply of its, and it’s understood latest developments haven’t changed that job.
The league is understood to think that the most vulnerable in society must receive the vaccine to start with, what happens in any case, at present, demand outstrips resource and governments around the world have bought up stocks before makers have actually created them.
It is understood clubs have expressed a willingness to help with the rollout of vaccines, that will now be in a position to take place on a much greater scale following the acceptance of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday.
Brighton are understood to be willing to help you in any way they’ll be able to when approached to do it.
The Premier League put out a statement on Wednesday night insisting that there was no plans to pause the season, and sometimes 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 reported eighteen positive cases on Monday from its most recent round of testing of staff as well as players, 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 enable fixtures to be played as scheduled, and those protocols continue to enjoy the full backing of Government.
“With the health of players and staff the priority, the league is additionally completely supportive of how clubs are actually implementing 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 case their Sky Bet League One match against Crewe on Saturday.
3 matches in that division due to be played on Saturday have recently been postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks.
The latest spate of rise and postponements increase in infections has installed question marks over the number of of next month’s FA Cup third round ties will likely be played as scheduled.
All clubs involved will face tests beforehand. Testing for non Premier League clubs will be paid for by the Professional Game Board.