About the Authors

Jason W. Nickerson

Jason.Nickerson@uottawa.ca

Affiliation Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Amir Attaran

Affiliations Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Competing Interests

JN is the Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy, which receives industry sponsorship, and has received an admission scholarship from the University of Ottawa and an Ontario Graduate Scholarship from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. AA has sat on several WHO expert panels, but none dealing with the subject matter of this paper.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: JN AA. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: JN AA. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JN AA. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JN AA. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: JN AA.