America Addresses Two Epidemics Dataset – Cannabis and Coronavirus and their Interactions: Combined Geospatial and Causal Inference Study

Published: 31-05-2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/x22mm7bh34.1
Contributor:
Albert Reece

Description

Research Hypothesis - That cannabis may predispose to COVID-19 viral infection due to its immunomodulatory, envorinmental contaminants, vaping and smoking inhalation actions. Data was analyzed by geospatial and causal inference techniques in R. Data was gathered from publicly available on line sources including: Data were downloaded from Publicly available datasets including: • US Census bureau 2019 • Five Year American Community Survey 2013-2018 • National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) • NSDUH Resticted Use Data Analysis System (RDAS) • US Department of Transport International Flight Data • Worldometer Covid -19 Dataset Data were collected in the six domains of: • COVID numbers • Fights – numbers of flights and numbers of overseas destionations • Median household income • State ethnic composition • Population and population density • Drug use Inverse probability weights were constructed by inverse probability weighting conducted in package ipw in R. Geospatial weights were constructed in package spdep in R.