About the Authors

Laith J. Abu-Raddad


Affiliations Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Cornell University, Doha, Qatar, Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Competing Interests

The author has declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the paper: LJA. Agrees with manuscript results and conclusions: LJA. LJA has read, and confirms that he meets, ICMJE criteria for authorship.