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 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 action to secure the own supply of its, and it’s understood latest developments have not changed that position.
The league is understood to think that the most vulnerable in society must get the vaccine to start with, and in just about any situation, at present, demand outstrips governments and supply all over the world have bought up stocks before manufacturers have also produced them.
It is understood clubs have expressed a willingness to assist with the rollout of vaccines, which will now be in a position to take place on a much greater scale following the endorsement of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday.
Brighton are understood to be willing to assist in any manner 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 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 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 allow fixtures to be played as scheduled, and those protocols continue to have the full backing of Government.
“With the health of players and staff the priority, the league is additionally fully supportive of exactly how clubs are actually implementing the protocols and rules.”
Shrewsbury became the latest club to inform the EFL of the inability of theirs to fulfil a fixture, in this case 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 latest spate of rise and postponements increasing amount of infections has positioned question marks over the amount of of next month’s FA Cup third round ties will likely 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.