Received: 12 November 2020
Revised: 2 December 2020
Accepted: 17 December 2020
First Online: 19 January 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Written informed consent of all participants in the TCGA was obtained by the TCGA research network. Ethical approval for the studies on COVID-19 patients was obtained from the Albany Medical College Committee on research as referred to in by Overmyer et al.<sup>15</sup> All the studies were performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki.
: All sources of the publicly available data used in the study are quoted in the commentary.
: The authors declare no competing interests.
: This work was funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) programme grant-633004 and Cancer Council NSW grant-RG-19-05.