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 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 the own supply of its, and it is understood recent improvements have not changed that position.
The league is understood to think that the most susceptible in society must receive the vaccine first, and in virtually any situation, at present, demand outstrips governments and supply all over the world have ordered 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 able to take place on a much greater scale following the acceptance of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday.
Brighton are understood to be willing to help 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 were no plans to pause the season, if not any talks over such a move, despite 2 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 reported eighteen positive situations on Monday from its most recent round of testing of players as well as staff, the highest number since testing started as part of Project Restart in the summer.
But the Premier League declaration 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 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 also completely supportive of exactly how clubs are implementing the protocols as well as rules.”
Shrewsbury became the most recent club to inform the EFL of the failure of theirs to fulfil a fixture, in cases like this 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 recent spate of rise and postponements increasing amount of infections has positioned question marks over how many 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.