Alfred I. duPont Awards

Alfred I. duPont Awards The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards honor excellence in broadcast & digital journalism. Administered by Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, the duPont Awards are one of the most prestigious broadcast awards. www.dupontawards.org
The duPont-Columbia Awards bring the best in broadcast and digital journalism to professional and public attention and honor those who produce it. The duPont Awards engender a collective spirit for the industry and inform the public of the contributions news organizations make to their communities and to the world. The awards program also supports journalism education and hosts events about reporting the news today. Winners of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards receive gold or silver batons designed by the late American architect Louis I. Kahn.

The duPont Awards honor outstanding journalism in the public service at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Mission: The purpose of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards is to bring the best in broadcast and digital journalism to professional and public attention and to honor those who produce it.

Celebrate the best nonfiction book writing with this year’s Lukas Prizes winners, including 2013 duPont winner Alex Kotl...
05/09/2020

Celebrate the best nonfiction book writing with this year’s Lukas Prizes winners, including 2013 duPont winner Alex Kotlowitz

Watch the panel here: https://bit.ly/CSPANLukas

If you want a terrific break from the news of the world, you can enjoy this year’s engaging virtual celebration of the #LukasPrizes winners moderated by Columbia Journalism School Dean Steve Coll when it airs on C-SPAN 2 this weekend. Catch the broadcast at the following times:

Saturday, May 9 at 8:50pm EDT

Sunday, May 10 at 12:55pm EDT

Saturday, May 16 at 3:15pm EDT

Alfred I. duPont Awards's cover photo
05/08/2020

Alfred I. duPont Awards's cover photo

Alfred I. duPont Awards's cover photo
05/08/2020

Alfred I. duPont Awards's cover photo

Tune in to the latest #OnAssignmentPodcast which features Clarissa Ward​, CNN’s Chief International Correspondent. She’s...
05/05/2020

Tune in to the latest #OnAssignmentPodcast which features Clarissa Ward​, CNN’s Chief International Correspondent. She’s reported from dozens of global hotspots and been honored with two duPont-Columbia Awards. Her most recent duPont win was a CNN team effort that broke story after story about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. In this conversation with duPont Award Director, Lisa R. Cohen, Ward describes reporting challenges she has faced in the past – for instance winning the trust of sources who are enemies of the Western world – and offers advice for covering COVID-19, in her case, from home. They also talk about Ward’s new memoir On All Fronts: The Education of a Journalist.”

https://bit.ly/ClarissaWardPodcast

05/01/2020
SUBMIT for the 2021 duPont-Columbia Awards

The duPont-Columbia awards are open for submissions! The awards honor the best local, national, and international audio and video journalism. Submit your best work done from July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020. See duPont.org for more info and to enter. Deadline July 1. #duPont2021

The 2021 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards are now open for entries. Hear inspiring words from our recent winners. Then go to duPont.org for details and…

The latest On Assignment podcast is out! CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward  describes the team reporti...
05/01/2020

The latest On Assignment podcast is out! CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward describes the team reporting that won a 2020 duPont Award for CNN’s body of work on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Listen to Ward break down how they got and vetted the biggest scoop - video of the Saudi’s brazen use of a body double to impersonate #Khashoggi and cover up the deed.

Obtaining the video is “really just the first step,” Ward explains as she walks through a long list of to-do items - verifying its authenticity, laying out a coherent narrative, and soliciting a response from the elusive Saudis, before a team of executive, lawyers and standards people weigh in.

Ward also reveals some of the other challenges she has faced, from reporting from behind Taliban lines to virtual reporting inside hospitals treating COVID 19.

https://bit.ly/ClarissaWardPodcast

04/15/2020
CLARISSA WARD - 2020 DUPONT AWARDS WINNER: ZOOMINAR AT COLUMBIA J SCHOOL 4-14-2020

ICYMI: #duPont2020 winner CNN's Clarissa Ward in conversation with duPont Director Lisa Cohen on reporting in crises, taking care of yourself in trauma situations, and her duPont winning work on the #JamalKhashoggi story.

2020 duPont-Columbia winner Clarissa Ward, CNN Chief International Correspondent, speaks to the Columbia J School community about her work, her life and her ...

04/12/2020
On Assignment Podcast

Tune in to the latest #OnAssignmentPodcast which features Joe Bruno, a political reporter from WSOC-TV in Charlotte. He and investigative producer Michael Stolp reported on election tampering in Bladen County, North Carolina. Their series, “Something Suspicious in District 9” won a duPont award. The reports not only exposed the extent of the fraud, but also led to the State Board of Elections calling for a new election. Bruno and Stolp discuss how they found out about the vote tampering, the challenges they faced looking for information by knocking on strangers’ doors, and Bruno reflects on how his daily coverage of the local politics beat helped him with this investigative story. http://onassignmentpodcast.com/on-assignment-episodes/joe-bruno-michael-stolp

You can return to our homepage by clicking here, or you can try searching for the content you are seeking by clicking here.

Tuesday April 14 12pm EDTClarissa Ward, Chief International Correspondent for CNN, will join duPont-Columbia Awards Dire...
04/10/2020
CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward on Covering Crises

Tuesday April 14 12pm EDT

Clarissa Ward, Chief International Correspondent for CNN, will join duPont-Columbia Awards Director Lisa R. Cohen for a conversation about covering crises. Ward has reported on the Syrian civil war, the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, and from dozens of other hotspots around the world. She’ll discuss her new memoir, “On All Fronts” and offer guidance for journalists covering the COVID-19 crisis. Co-sponsored by the duPont-Columbia Awards and the The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.

Clarissa Ward, CNN's Chief International Correspondent, talks about her career covering crises, and her new memoir "On All Fronts"

04/10/2020
On Assignment Podcast

The latest On Assignment podcast is out! Local news political reporter Joe Bruno explains how a phone call from a source turned into an investigation that eventually made national headlines. He and his reporting partner Michael Stolp won a 2020 duPont Award for their reporting, “Something Suspicious in District 9” for WSOC-TV, which uncovered mail-in ballot fraud in Bladen County, North Carolina.

Bruno and Stolp discuss how they verified information from that initial phone call. Through dogged, shoe leather reporting, Bruno and Stolp found concrete evidence of election tampering and even spoke to some of the people who participated in the scheme. As a result of their work, the North Carolina State Board of Elections held up the initial election results and unanimously called for a new election because of the fraud. https://bit.ly/JoeBrunoMichaelStolp

You can return to our homepage by clicking here, or you can try searching for the content you are seeking by clicking here.

The latest On Assignment podcast is out! Directors Lindsey Seavert Kare and Ben Garvin describe their emotional, 2020 du...
03/06/2020
Directors Lindsey Seavert and Ben Garvin on their Emotional Doc Love Them First — On Assignment Podcast

The latest On Assignment podcast is out! Directors Lindsey Seavert Kare and Ben Garvin describe their emotional, 2020 duPont Award winning documentary Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney. The immersive film follows a year in the life of a North Minneapolis elementary school with a visionary principal.

In their conversation with Director of the duPont-Columbia Awards, Lisa Cohen, they reveal the struggles of working in a school environment, the way they gained the trust of administrators and parents, and how they approached making a feature length documentary while maintaining their regular output as reporters at a local daily news station.

Local reporters Lindsey Seavert and Ben Garvin became documentary filmmakers by taking their nightly news coverage of visionary principal Mauri Friestleben and the students of Lucy Laney Elementary and turning it into a duPont Award Winning Documentary, Love Them First.

Check out a nice write up and some video excerpts from the #duPont2020 ceremony https://news.columbia.edu/dupont-awards-...
02/11/2020
Celebrating Journalism at the duPont-Columbia Awards Ceremony | Columbia News

Check out a nice write up and some video excerpts from the #duPont2020 ceremony https://news.columbia.edu/dupont-awards-ceremony-2020

Celebrating Journalism at the duPont-Columbia Awards Ceremony Hosts Christiane Amanpour, of CNN, and Michael Barbaro, of The New York Times, handed out 16 journalists a 2020 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton. By Lisa Cohen February 03, 2020 CNN's Christiane Amanpour co-hosted the duP...

The latest On Assignment podcast is out just in time for primary season! Award-winning director Rachel Lears is on hand ...
02/07/2020
Knock Down the House Director Rachel Lears on Making Fly-on-the-Wall Campaign Docs — On Assignment Podcast

The latest On Assignment podcast is out just in time for primary season! Award-winning director Rachel Lears is on hand to dive into her campaign-trail documentary Knock Down the House. The film follows four women, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - AOC - who ran insurgent grassroots campaigns in 2018. The film won both the Festival Favorite award and the Audience Award for US Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. Nick Allen, writing for rogerebert.com said, “Lears and her filmmaking team are like flies on the walls of the spaces in which campaigns gain momentum.”

In her conversation with Columbia Journalism School Prof Betsy West, Lears reveals how she captured the moment Ocasio-Cortez found out she won her primary, how she managed to cover four campaigns spread out across the country, and what it was like to see one of her the candidates she was following become a national sensation.

“Our democracy is imperfect. All of the problems that existed before this film still exist. But whether it's voting, volunteering on a campaign or in your community, to running for office, I hope people feel like there's a place for their voice in the democratic process.” — Rachel Lears Award-...

02/07/2020
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

We love sharing our ceremony excerpts with the #duPont2020 winners. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in turn shared with his peeps. Hear his inspiring words about #ReconstructionPBS.

Making documentaries such as #ReconstructionPBS has been a dream come true for me. Here are my remarks from the #duPont2020 Awards back in January.

01/24/2020
Love Them First

Watch Principal Mauri Melander Friestleben school a bunch of hard bitten veteran journalists and bring them to their feet at Tuesday’s #duPont2020 ceremony.

"May you continue to shed light in dark places.” Hear Minnesota principal Mauri Friestleben's powerful speech as she accepted a #2020dupont award on behalf of Love Them First. The Alfred I. duPont Awards were presented at the Columbia Journalism School Tuesday night in New York City. Mauri is introduced by the New York Times' Michael Barbaro.

01/24/2020
MacNeil/Lehrer 1978 duPont Award winning reporting.

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of PBS' veteran reporter Jim Lehrer, who won a duPont Award in 1978 for coverage of a series of stories including this one on "Koreagate," in which South Korea attempted to illegally influence U.S. Congressmen. RIP Jim Lehrer.

TONIGHT - FREE screening of the duPont-Columbia-Award-winning documentary Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Eleme...
01/23/2020

TONIGHT - FREE screening of the duPont-Columbia-Award-winning documentary Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary with pizza while it lasts.

There will also be a Q&A with directors Lindsey Seavert and Ben Garvin after the screening.

TODAY! Come see an award winning documentary for FREE and have some pizza too (while it lasts). 6:30pm, Columbia Journalism School, 3rd Floor Lecture Hall.

Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary is the uplifting story of a dedicated principal whose educational vision of love and acceptance impacts an entire school. The documentary follows principal Mauri Friestleben and explores issues of race, poverty, and education. After the screening there will be a Q&A with the film’s directors Lindsey Seavert and Ben Garvin.

This photo is from Tuesday's duPont-Columbia awards ceremony. That's principal Mauri Friestleben accepting the silver baton for Love Them First to a standing ovation.

Getting ready for tonight’s awards ceremony with co-hosts Michael Barbaro and Christiane Amanpour!
01/21/2020

Getting ready for tonight’s awards ceremony with co-hosts Michael Barbaro and Christiane Amanpour!

01/21/2020
2020 duPont-Columbia Host CNN's Christiane Amanpour On Why Journalism Matters

The 2020 #duPontCountdown comes to an end! Tomorrow, CNN's Christiane Amanpour will host this year’s awards ceremony. She won a duPont for her ferocious, on the ground reporting in Bosnia-Hercegovina. She congratulates the #2020duPont winners and says that winning a duPont is “a real feather in anyone’s cap.”

01/20/2020
2018 duPont-Columbia Award Winner Michael Barbaro On Why Hosts Matter

Michael Barbaro is co-hosting the #duPont2020 awards! For day 6 of the #duPontCountdown, he reflects on why hosts matter and why the duPont silver baton is, as he says, “the most beautiful specimen of an award [he’s] ever seen.” Barbaro won in 2018 for his work as host of The Daily for the New York Times. He says part of what made his win so special was being handed the award by Gayle King. https://youtu.be/G2dL01ReUMw

01/17/2020
Steve Kroft 2002 duPont-Columbia Award Winner On Why duPonts Matter

DuPont Countdown Day 4! CBS 60 Minutes veteran Steve Kroft won duPont Silver Batons in 2002 and 2008. In 2002, he was awarded for the story “America’s Worst Nightmare” a prophetic report which aired almost a year before 9/11 about the threat Pakistan's political instability, its nuclear weapons and its ties to the Taliban posed to the United States. In 2008, his ground-breaking investigative report “The Mother of all Heists” won. It revealed massive high-level corruption in Iraq that allowed at least half a billion dollars to be wasted, lost or diverted into private pockets. He says winning a duPont was like winning a Pulitzer Prize. #duPont2020 #duPontCountdown

01/16/2020
The New York Times' "The Daily" host Michael Barbaro On Why Podcasts Matter

It’s #duPontCountdown Day 2 with co-host of the #duPont2020 award ceremony, Michael Barbaro. Along with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, he will present the 2020 duPont-Columbia awards on Tuesday Jan 21. We caught up with him at The New York Times in the studios of The Daily. He told us why he believes podcasts offer a special opportunity for journalists to go deep on important stories. He also has some nice words for this year’s duPont winners. https://youtu.be/9sUdNoj6gLU

01/14/2020
CNN's Nima Elbagir on why journalism and the duPont Award matters

The #duPontCountdown begins! On Tuesday Jan 21st CNN will pick up a duPont Silver Baton for their continued commitment to international reporting. Last year, CNN International's Nima Elbagir won for her fearless coverage of human rights abuses in Africa, tracking networks of human smugglers at a modern day slave market. She explains why recognizing global reporting is so critical and what winning a duPont meant to her. #duPont2020

The list of 2020 duPont-Columbia Award winners includes several stories covering abuse of power including 7 Eyewitness N...
01/14/2020
2020 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award Winners Announced: Public Media Garners Top Wins | Columbia Journalism School

The list of 2020 duPont-Columbia Award winners includes several stories covering abuse of power including 7 Eyewitness News WKBW’s reporting on abuse in the Buffalo diocese and WSOC-TV's investigation in to election tampering in North Carolina. #duPont2020

Columbia Journalism School announced the 16 winners of the 2020 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. The winners will be awarded their Silver Batons at Low Memorial Library on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in a ceremony hosted by CNN and PBS's Christiane Amanpour and The New York Times The Daily...

Tune in to the latest #OnAssignmentPodcast which features award winning director Nanfu Wang discussing her shocking film...
01/13/2020
Nanfu Wang Director of One Child Nation — On Assignment Podcast

Tune in to the latest #OnAssignmentPodcast which features award winning director Nanfu Wang discussing her shocking film One Child Nation, which reveals the national trauma of China’s one-child policy. The film was recently short-listed for an Oscar. In conversation with Columbia Journalism School Professor Betsy West, Wang talks about the personal danger she faced while making the film, the challenges of interviewing members of her family about sensitive topics, and shares some of her first-hand experiences growing up under the one-child policy.

“I hope that the film could serve as a record. Fifty years later, 100 years later when people truly want to understand, the official version of history is not the only version.“ -- Nanfu Wang Award-winning director Nanfu Wang (Hooligan Sparrow, I Am Another You) talks with Columbia Journalism Pr...

The first #OnAssignmentPodcast of 2020 is a conversation with Nanfu Wang, director of the award-winning documentary One ...
01/10/2020

The first #OnAssignmentPodcast of 2020 is a conversation with Nanfu Wang, director of the award-winning documentary One Child Nation, which was short-listed for an Oscar by The Academy. The film is Wang’s personal exploration of the lasting impacts of China’s one-child policy. IndieWire called the film, “a startling account of collective trauma.” She uncovers shocking personal revelations, some from her own family, about the horrors of the one-child policy.

In her conversation with Columbia Journalism Professor, Betsy West, Wang discusses the challenges of interviewing family members, how she stayed safe in China while working on the film, and shares some of her own experiences growing up under the one-child policy.
#OnAssignmentPodcast

Listen here: http://bit.ly/NanfuWang

Address

2950 Broadway
New York, NY
10027

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Alfred I. duPont Awards posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Alfred I. duPont Awards:

Videos

Nearby media companies


Comments

Better Weapons through our new Scientific Technology. Since our Microbiologists got the Technology to work with Viruses so many Cow, Pig, Monkey, Cat, and Bat Viruses have suddenly jumped from attacking animals to attacking man. The Military Grade form of the old virus much more readily jump from host to host and go airborne and the Kill Rate is often so much higher. Our Politicians, " What are we going to do?" Advisers and Lawyers, " Do what you have been doing since the early 1900's, spend tons and tons of money." Our Politicians, " What if that doesn't work?" Advisers and Lawyers, " Spend even more money, it has fooled everyone in the past." What a bunch of junkies, drunks, perverts, parasites, and Loonies !!!! More Money, More Money, More Money. It's only Money, print more. Our Biological Labs in Ukraine are working with at least 20 Biological Weapons with a much higher kill Rate than the new and improved Corona Beer Virus, with the same level of High Tech Protection the Chinese Lab that allowed the Coronavirus to Accidently escape. https://www.rollcall.com/2020/03/04/trump-expected-to-receive-8-3b-coronavirus-bill-from-congress-quickly/ What is our Great Emergency or Virus of the week ? The guys at the World Health Organizations, our liberal media, our CIA, our FBI, AMA, FDA, and our Politicians say we have nothing to fear from the new Tick being inported to Europe and the United States, eliquids and vape devices, the Huge Drug Industries or their toxic, mind altering, horribly addictive drugs, the Flu or the new Chinese Virus and Cannabis is a Dangerous Drug. https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=645465652881469¬if_id=1582299090207993¬if_t=live_video Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Think hard, which kills more people Ebola, Prescription Drugs, the flu, rifles and semiautomatic weapons. a. Ebola since we began added up the victims b. Prescription Drugs in 2017 c. The Flu d. Assault Weapons each year d. If you are a liberal you can feel free to answer that question is racist. What has killed more people Ebola with 11,000 since we started keeping score, Prescription Drugs in 2017 more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, or the Flu - CDC - 80,000 people died of the flu last winter in the United States , rifles and all types of semiautomatic weapons including Assault Weapons average 200 per year. ? CDC Opioid Death stats 2017. Opioids were involved in 47,600 overdose deaths in 2017 (67.8% of all drug overdose deaths). https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/index.html According to new estimates published today, between 291,000 and 646,000 people worldwide die from seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses each year, higher than a previous estimate of 250,000 to 500,000 and based on a robust, multinational survey. 11,000 people have been killed by Ebola. That doesn't really compare to the 450,000 people killed by Tobacco in the United States each year, or the millions killed by Sleeping Sickness, the Flu, and Malaria. Why does Ebola get so much Media Coverage when other things kill so many more people each year then Ebola ? Still happy with getting lied to ? Our media loves to spend hours talking about Ebola, but what diseases actuall kill more people ? CDC - 80,000 people died of the flu last winter in the United States. https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=208914 https://www.statnews.com/2018/09/26/cdc-us-flu-deaths-winter/ Will we ever get the truth from our Damn Media, Religous Leaders, or our Damn Politicians ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ync_EVtR5Ag https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/the-top-10-causes-of-death Diabetes kills one and a half million people each year, but it is not a great problem in our world. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease claimed 3.0 million lives in 2016, while lung cancer (along with trachea and bronchus cancers) caused 1.7 million deaths. Diabetes killed 1.6 million people in 2016, up from less than 1 million in 2000. Deaths due to dementias more than doubled between 2000 and 2016, making it the 5th leading cause of global deaths in 2016 compared to 14th in 2000. Lower respiratory infections remained the most deadly communicable disease, causing 3.0 million deaths worldwide in 2016. The death rate from diarrhoeal diseases decreased by almost 1 million between 2000 and 2016, but still caused 1.4 million deaths in 2016. Similarly, the number of tuberculosis deaths decreased during the same period, but is still among the top 10 causes with a death toll of 1.3 million. HIV/AIDS is no longer among the world’s top 10 causes of death, having killed 1.0 million people in 2016 compared with 1.5 million in 2000. More people die from Prescription Drugs than from vehicle accidents and guns and crime each year in the United States. https://www.crchealth.com/find-a-treatment-center/opiate-addiction-treatment-centers/additional-resources/prescription-drugs-outpace-car-accidents-leading-death/ Medical Errors, Prescription Drugs, Alcohol, and Drugs kill people, not Marrijuana, guns and crime, or even Ebola. Lock it down end all air flights and all ships in or out. Everyone that goes in is to only carry food or medical products. No one comes out. Isolate the Virus where it occurs. It is a virus that takes human lives - You either Contain it or you let it spread. The Crazy Socialist Liberal Democrat cry babies. The sky is falling. The sky is falling. Wag the Dog. http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/infographic/en/ " Enjoy a vacation in a nation with an Ebola Ephidmic ! ", World Health Organization. Just how many people have been killed by Ebola ? From 1976 to today - Confirmed number of deaths? It is so hard to get any actual numbers, are the Scientists and Medical Community intenionally hiding the data? The World Health Organization, our Media, our Politicians, our FDA, and AMA, what a bunch of Assholes and Liars. If WHO allows Ebola to escape the countries it is in, Ebola deaths this year may get closer to the number of deaths cause by semi automatic weapons and every type of rifle in the United States in a year - 200. But not the number of deaths caused by legal prescription drugs each year - 56,000 in North America. In one year more Americans die by suicide than have been killed by Ebola since we discovered the Disease in 1976. Ebola has been returning every year to parts of Africa for as long as man can remember, maybe 1000 years. Far less have been killed by Ebola in the last 1000 years than are killed by the Flu, Sleeping Sickness, Malaria, or Tobacco and Nicotine or killed by Prescription Drugs alone in one year in the United States. Smoke and mirrors and wag the dog. Not many. Ebola is used as a psycological weapon. Quarantine and Treat in place. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4386805.stm Flights from the areas with the Virus are still being allowed ? http://www.businessinsider.com/american-nurse-west-africa-quarantined-tent-2014-10 If you allow people to travel from the nations with the virus, it will be world wide. - As the Chinese Government, our Government, and the rest of the Governments of the world allowed the new Weapons Grade Corona Virus to Spread in November 2019, December 2019, Janurary 2020, and Feburary 2020. https://courses.lumenlearning.com/microbiology/chapter/isolation-culture-and-identification-of-viruses/ Probably our government has not had long enough to decide what to do if a deadly virus is spreading across our world. 40 years isn't time enough to do anything in Washington, DC. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28262541 As a scientific experiment our CDC sees how many people can contract a virus. Quarantine and Treat in place. Do not put victims on a plane and ship them to other nations across the ocean. http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/CDC-Ebola-21-Day-Monitoring-Africa-280061332.html CNN talking abut this yet ? At least Obama or some other stupid liberal is not in office now, to fly the victims of a communable deadly disease to the United States. I guess he never saw the movie Contagion, 12 Monkeys, Outbreak, or The Andromeda Strain. You treat victims in place, you don't ship the live virus all over the world, especially in human hosts. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/world/africa/ebola-outbreak-congo-virus.html http://www.who.int/emergencies/ebola-DRC-2017/en/ Our government would not lie to us unless it was to protect themselves or their party, money was involved, or they felt we didn't need to know. How does that compare to the 33,000 suicides and 57,000 prescription drug overdose deaths each year in the United States? But it is more than the 200 deaths by semiautomatic weapons and every kind of rifle each year in the United States each year. Please share this post for Educational Purposes only. The nurses at many hospitals say they don't know safety precautions against Biological Weapons. Why the hell not nations have used them since before World War 1. Our Hospitals, Biological Weapons Labs, and our police, Fire Departments, and Agencies with other people who respond to Emergencies need to fire everyone who hasn't learned Universal Precautions by now.