Why Predictive Modeling Performs Worse than the Ancient Theory

Comic source: FiveThirtyEight. “A Comic Strip Tour of the Wild World of Pandemic Modeling“. Image copyright belongs to the original author/publisher.

We were talking about why mining existing COVID-19 data does not work for a few months, then I came across two articles recently speaking about the same issue from an easier-to-understand angle:

Covid-10 Modeling: Impact of Missing Data and Ignoring Key Features