In February, Rutgers University-Camden mathematics professor Benedetto Piccoli became aware of the gathering storm the novel coronavirus was building over his native Italy. And from what he knew about the perception of the virus in the United States at that time, he predicted we would not be adequately prepared to handle what was about to happen without swift action. Rutgers-Camden’s early research, led by Piccoli, was cited by Gov. Phil Murphy in the earliest days of the pandemic, and even now as multiple vaccines roll out across the state, the modeling Piccoli and his team have been doing may provide an outline of what we should expect over the next three to five months. Findings are released through the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers-Camden. Read more.