Premier League rules out strategic sourcing Covid-19 vaccine
The Premier League goes on to rule out attempting 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’s understood recent improvements have not changed that job.
The league is understood to think that the most vulnerable in society should get the vaccine to begin with, what about any case, at present, demand outstrips source and governments all over the world have ordered up stocks before makers have actually produced them.
It’s understood clubs have expressed a willingness to assist with the rollout of vaccines, that will now be able 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’ll be able to when approached to accomplish that.
The Premier League put out a statement on Wednesday night insisting that there was no plans to pause the season, and on occasion even any talks 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 very was Fulham’s match at Tottenham on Wednesday.
The league reported 18 positive cases on Monday from its most recent round of testing of players and staff, probably the highest number since testing started 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 continue to have the full backing of Government.
“With the overall health of players and staff the priority, the league is furthermore fully supportive of just how clubs are actually applying the protocols and rules.”
Shrewsbury became the latest 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.
Three matches in that division because of to be played on Saturday have finally been postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks.
The latest spate of rise and postponements rise in infections has positioned question marks over how many of next month’s FA Cup third round ties will be played as scheduled.
All clubs involved will experience tests beforehand. Testing for non-Premier League clubs will be paid for by the Professional Game Board.