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 recent 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 a supply, and it is understood latest improvements have not changed that job.
The league is understood to believe that the most vulnerable in society must receive the vaccine first, what about just about any situation, at present, demand outstrips source and governments all over the world have bought up stocks before makers have also created them.
It is understood clubs have expressed a willingness to assist 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 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 discussions 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 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 statement added: “The league continues to have confidence in its Covid-19 protocols to permit fixtures to be played as scheduled, and these protocols keep on to have the full backing of Government.
“With the health of players as well as staff the priority, the league is additionally completely supportive of just how clubs are actually using the protocols as well as 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.
Three matches in this division thanks to be played on Saturday have finally been postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks.
The recent spate of rise as well as postponements increasing amount of infections has positioned question marks over how many of next month’s FA Cup third round ties will likely 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.