Premier League rules out sourcing Covid 19 vaccine

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 move to secure a supply, and it is understood recent improvements haven’t changed that job.

The league is actually understood to think that the most vulnerable in society should receive the vaccine first, what about just about any case, at present, demand outstrips source and governments around the world have purchased up stocks before makers have even created them.

It’s understood clubs have expressed a willingness to help with the rollout of vaccines, that will now be in a position 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 assist in any way they’ll be able to when approached to do it.

The Premier League put out a statement on Wednesday night insisting that there had been no plans to pause the season, or even any interactions over such a move, despite 2 games being called off so far 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 eighteen good situations on Monday from its most recent round of testing of players and staff, 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 allow 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 totally supportive of how clubs are actually using the protocols and rules.”

Shrewsbury became the most up club to inform the EFL of their failure to fulfil a fixture, in this instance their Sky Bet League One match against Crewe on Saturday.

Three matches in that division thanks to be played on Saturday have recently been postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks.

The recent spate of postponements as well as rise increase in infections has placed question marks over the amount of of next month’s FA Cup third round ties will 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.

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