Combining models to improve COVID-19 forecastsDiseases, Conditions, Syndromes News

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Soon after the beginning of the pandemic, researchers from the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) developed a web platform for bundling short-term forecasts of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Germany and Poland with contributions by numerous independent modeling teams. Now, these researchers have published their insights from a systematic evaluation study in the open access journal Nature Communications. The results: Combining different models leads to better predictions, but predictions regarding COVID-19 remain highly challenging.