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 despite 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’s understood recent improvements have not changed that job.
The league is actually understood to think that the most susceptible in society should receive the vaccine to begin with, what about virtually any case, at present, demand outstrips source and governments around the world have ordered up stocks before makers have also created them.
It is understood clubs have expressed a willingness to help with the rollout of vaccines, which will now be able to take place on a much greater scale following the endorsement of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday.
Brighton are understood to be willing to help in any manner they will if approached to accomplish that.
The Premier League put out a statement on Wednesday night insisting that there were no plans to pause the season, as well as 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 18 good situations on Monday from its most recent round of testing of staff and players, 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 and staff the priority, the league is also completely supportive of just how clubs are using the protocols and 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.
3 matches in this division due to be played on Saturday have recently been postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks.
The recent spate of rise and postponements increasing amount of infections has installed question marks over the amount of of next month’s FA Cup third round ties will likely be played as scheduled.
All clubs involved will encounter tests beforehand. Testing for non-Premier League clubs will be paid for by the Professional Game Board.