Received: 24 June 2020
Accepted: 27 August 2020
First Online: 11 September 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Biological samples enrolled in the study were collected according to the ethical procedures of the GEFACOVID2.0 research program promoted by the University of Rome Tor Vergata. This program will ensure that its work is carried out with the highest regard for ethical issues and with respect to the rights, integrity, and privacy of patients. All consent, material/information storage, and distribution procedures have been approved by the local Ethics Committees (CEI PTV protocol no. 50/20). SARS-CoV-2-positive patients who will be offered participation in a research study will sign an informed consent prepared ad hoc and which will provide detailed information on the type of test, the implications of the genetic results and the possible psychosocial implications. As regards the participation of children in the research, consent and authorization are expected to be signed by the parents in accordance with the rules laid down by the Ethics Committee of the Bambino Gesù Hospital in Rome (ExternalRef removed<u>).</u>
: The authors declare no competing interests.