Premier League rules out strategic sourcing Covid 19 vaccine
The Premier League continues to rule out going about trying to source a private supply of coronavirus vaccine even with a the latest 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 the own supply of its, and it’s understood latest developments have not changed that job.
The league is understood to think that the most vulnerable in society should receive the vaccine to start with, and in any situation, at present, demand outstrips supply and governments all over the world have purchased up stocks before manufacturers have also 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 approval of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday.
Brighton are actually understood to be ready to help you in any way they can if approached to accomplish that.
The Premier League put out a statement on Wednesday night insisting that there was no plans to pause the season, as well as any talks over such a move, despite two games being called off and 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 eighteen good situations on Monday from its most recent round of testing of players as well as staff, the highest number since testing began as part of Project Restart in the summer.
But the Premier League statement added: “The league continues to have confidence in its Covid 19 protocols to make it possible for fixtures to be played as scheduled, and those protocols keep on to enjoy the full backing of Government.
“With the overall health of players as well as staff the priority, the league is additionally completely 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 instance their Sky Bet League One match against Crewe on Saturday.
3 matches in that division because of to be played on Saturday have now been postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks.
The recent spate of postponements as well as rise increase in infections has installed question marks over the number of of next month’s FA Cup third round ties are going to 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.