Fully vaccinated are you?
Here's my issue: too many people who know nothing about data are analyzing it. Using observational data is a huge risk if you don't understand the biasing and confounding that exist. This issue has been around since the beginning of analysis of observational data for the social sciences and medical 'investigations'. It is why it took so long to 'prove' that smoking causes cancer or that coffee is bad for you or good for you or whatever the latest 'study' says. We are now applying this same lack of knowledge to larger and larger data sets. Some are very well skilled and knowledgable and others are hacks. The consuming public has no way to know which is which..