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Then, the team used a machine learning approach creating a computer algorithm to identify which of these characteristics were the best predictors of success in the past.
This would still target those at highest risk of death — older age is a big predictor of Covid-19 fatality — and it’d be much more straightforward.
The betting odds are much more accurate predictors than surveys or models, but they’re dominated by higher-income folks who are mainly male, and often bet on sports.
State environmental secretary Ben Grumbles said wastewater testing does not replace clinical testing but can be a great predictor of where the virus is and how rampantly it is spreading, detecting its presence in people who may never show symptoms.
Because xG is the best predictor of future performance, Tottenham’s occupation of the top spot may not be long-lasting.
It turns out income is not a great predictor of enrollment declines.
For decades now, how a person votes for president has become a better and better predictor of how she votes in other races.
THERE WASN’T THAT MUCH SPLIT-TICKET VOTING IN 2020NATHANIEL RAKICH (NATHANIEL.RAKICH@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)DECEMBER 2, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The amount of informal play that athletes do may also be a predictor of who goes on to become elite.
In other words, if the polls are a better predictor than the fundamentals and experts this year, Democrats may be able to win a bigger majority than we might otherwise expect.
THE SENATE RACES WHERE DEMOCRATS HAVE AN EDGE IN THE POLLSGEOFFREY SKELLEY (GEOFFREY.SKELLEY@ABC.COM)OCTOBER 27, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Finally, an especially strong predictor of election violence is a history of armed political conflict.

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