Received: 7 September 2021
Accepted: 23 August 2022
First Online: 14 October 2022
: This cross-sectional analysis involves aggregated COVID-19 incidence data by country, as reported in publicly available sources. As such, it was not appropriate or possible to involve patients or the public in the design, or conduct, or reporting, or dissemination plans of our research.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.