Premier League rules out strategic sourcing Covid 19 vaccine
The Premier League goes on to rule out trying to source a private supply of coronavirus vaccine even with a recent 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 its own supply, and it’s understood latest improvements have not changed that job.
The league is actually understood to believe that the most vulnerable in society must get the vaccine to start with, what happens in virtually any case, at present, demand outstrips governments and source all over the world have purchased up stocks before manufacturers have also 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 way they will 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, and on occasion even any talks 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 eighteen positive cases on Monday from its most recent round of testing of staff as well as players, the highest number since testing started as part of Project Restart in the summer.
But the Premier League statement 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 those protocols continue to experience the full backing of Government.
“With the health of players and staff the priority, the league is additionally fully supportive of just how clubs are applying the protocols and rules.”
Shrewsbury became the latest club to inform the EFL of their inability to fulfil a fixture, in this case their Sky Bet League One match against Crewe on Saturday.
3 matches in this division because of to be played on Saturday have finally been postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks.
The recent 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 are going to 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.