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 move to secure the own supply of its, and it’s understood latest developments have not changed that job.
The league is actually understood to believe that the most susceptible in society should get the vaccine first, what happens in virtually any situation, at present, demand outstrips governments and supply all over the world have bought up stocks before makers have actually produced them.
It is 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 endorsement of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday.
Brighton are actually understood to be prepared to assist in any approach 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, if not any talks over such a move, despite two games being called off and so far 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 cases 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 will continue to have confidence in its Covid-19 protocols to permit fixtures to be played as scheduled, and these 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 also completely supportive of exactly how clubs are implementing the protocols as well as rules.”
Shrewsbury became the latest club to inform the EFL of their inability to fulfil a fixture, in this instance their Sky Bet League One match against Crewe on Saturday.
3 matches in this division because of to be played on Saturday have recently been postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks.
The latest spate of postponements and rise rise in infections has placed 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 experience testing beforehand. Testing for non-Premier League clubs will be paid for by the Professional Game Board.