Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute for Health Research
Alder Hey Children's Charity
Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases Research
Received: 7 May 2021
Accepted: 20 July 2021
First Online: 9 August 2021
: The study has received approval from the NHS Research Ethics Committee; REC Reference: 20/HRA/2297, IRAS Number: 283464. Protocol amendments have been to the Research Ethics Committee. The study participants provided written informed consent and are informed that all data collected are for research purposes only and that they have the right to withdraw from the study at any time.
: Not applicable.
: NF reports research grant support from the Alder Hey Charity. MIG reports other financial or non-financial interests in V-PLEX Th17 Panel 1 Human Kit. LT reports research grant support from NIHR HPRU in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections related to this study. Unrelated to this study LT also reports fees paid to University of Liverpool from Eisai for providing a lecture on COVID-19 and cancer. WS reports scholarship for doctoral study at the University of Liverpool from the Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia through the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education program. DH, NAC, ERA, TS, KS and NMV have nothing to disclose.