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 despite 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 is understood latest developments have not changed that position.
The league is actually understood to believe that the most susceptible in society must get the vaccine to start with, what about virtually any case, at present, demand outstrips governments and source all over the world have bought up stocks before makers have also created 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 understood to be willing to help you in any manner they’ll be able to if approached to do it.
The Premier League put out a statement on Wednesday night insisting that there were no plans to pause the season, if not any interactions over such a move, despite 2 games being called off so much 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 18 good cases on Monday from its most recent round of testing of players as well as staff, probably the highest number since testing started out 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 keep on to enjoy the full backing of Government.
“With the health of players as well as staff the priority, the league is also completely supportive of just how clubs are actually using the protocols and rules.”
Shrewsbury became the most up 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 thanks to be played on Saturday have now been postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks.
The latest spate of rise and postponements increase in infections has positioned question marks over the number of of next month’s FA Cup third round ties will be played as scheduled.
All clubs involved will encounter tests beforehand. Testing for non Premier League clubs will be paid for by the Professional Game Board.