The Next Pandemic: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Feb 14, 2021
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As COVID-19 continues to spread, John Oliver discusses what could cause the next pandemic, what we can do to avoid it, and why you shouldn’t kiss pigs.
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  • Humans are the virus of the planet. The planet is trying to stabilize and get rid of the virus.

    Jared KnutsonJared Knutson2 hours ago
  • 13:27 My man went there. He went to that game. LOL. One of my island neighbors is in that group. Goose was my first neighbor. Jokes aside, very informative video as always. Great stuff.

    Ezenwa AnyanwuEzenwa Anyanwu8 hours ago
  • “Start to get complacent” as we come out of this pandemic? I think what will happen is 1) politicians don’t want to spend money for prevention because it isn’t sexy and would anger anyone who gets less of the budget as a result; 2) the pharma and hospital industries don’t want that because they can make So Much Money in health crises and 3) increasing pandemics can help the insurance industry access our “private” health records and thus protect future profits by discriminating against the most unhealthy.

    Bobo LynxBobo Lynx8 hours ago
  • "The next scamdemic "

    WolfWolf14 hours ago
  • Don't worry everyone! Now that there's a vaccine, everyone that takes it will be 100% immune and will no longer need to social distance or wear a mask! And if for some reason you happen to have an adverse reaction to the vaccine, then the manufacturer will take full responsibility and help you with any medical costs!!! Thank god for big pharma!!!

    antiqueroadshow Hollaantiqueroadshow Holla16 hours ago
  • I get he's in a routine and theres likely a particular level of depth they get into to research these things in enough time to get the material ready. Too much reliance on propaganda, for example the "wet market' outside of the lab is actually a Fish market with no bats this is not that hard to find out, you just have to dig a bit. Otherwise much of the data is not entirely inaccurate its simply a narrow portion of experts opinions there interviewing, which tends to limelight an issue, leaving in darkness the rest of the story. This is common enough with non medical practitioners however well meaning. Dig deeper padiwan dig deeper

    Alex MacleanAlex Maclean18 hours ago
  • weird how the corona virus escapes from an area known to study corona virus...

    G. ReppG. ReppDay ago
  • "originated from animals" is still not completely understood and is only "likely"

    G. ReppG. ReppDay ago
  • I think the pandemic has taught people a big lesson, having one stream of income is not really a good idea cause your job doesn't secure your financial needs. The pandemic has really set out business minded people from the rest that is why I'm so lucky to be among the investors trading with Mrs regina richard as his student it's been success and happiness since the beginning of my trades.

    Jane JohnJane JohnDay ago
    • @Mark Richard It's not a joke, I have been in contact with the appropriate authorities

      Bub DubBub Dub7 hours ago
    • @Bub Dub so funny, @ jane john thanks so much for the details of your broker mrs regina richard,.. there is progress.

      Mark RichardMark Richard13 hours ago
    • Mrs. Regina Richard killed my cat with a pocket knife and told my mother I was trans when I'm not even trans, I will never follow her advice as long as I live

      Bub DubBub Dub19 hours ago
    • @Jane John yeah you are right.

      James JosephJames JosephDay ago
    • her user name is @lnvestwithregina

      Jane JohnJane JohnDay ago
  • You know what isn't a form of draconian measures that people can do collectively to help stop the spread of future pandemics? Willfully boycotting animal products.

    Weston RobertsWeston RobertsDay ago
  • I wonder what legislation the USA and other well-to-do countries have to battle such biological threats. In Czechia, when bird flu occurs (usually late winter, early spring), the government collects the dead wild birds, does tests and any breeding companies (eg. they raise chickens in large industrial-agricultural spaces) have to cooperate - the company has to report sudden deaths of birds, the entire collective of their birds is safely hygenically destroyed and the company gets financially reimbursed for their financial loss.

    Cal EuXXCal EuXXDay ago
  • In other words pandemic are our comeuppance and exactly what we deserve. Hopefully the next one will be much much worse so we wont have another for awhile

    Ben HendersonBen Henderson2 days ago
  • Finally someone who has the guts to talk about real problems. Cheers!

    Irinej PapugaIrinej Papuga2 days ago
  • Gorgeous!

    Angie MarieAngie Marie2 days ago
  • CGP Grey made that video explaining how plagues happened in Medieval Europe - turns out it's still exactly the same today. Building bigger cities, bringing animals into them and killing and trading them in unhygienic conditions.

    T NicholasT Nicholas2 days ago
  • Hey as far as humans go us only fucking up 75% of something is a significant improvement>

    BeaterWRXBeaterWRX2 days ago
  • Great video, but tom nook isnt a racoon

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    April GreenApril Green3 days ago
  • Boats are a great place if you worry about a pandemic. ..no unplaned contacts..;)

    Sara A.Sara A.3 days ago
  • That virus sounded a lot like Mister Nutterbutter.

    Memnor SMMemnor SM3 days ago
  • Overpopulation is the issue to 99% of problems.

    Neil NicholsonNeil Nicholson3 days ago
  • 12:00 WRONG! Animal diseases do not infect humans. Ask any doctor in medicine.

    Agustin Marius TataranAgustin Marius Tataran4 days ago
    • Ever heard of rabies?

      Tom ChawnerTom Chawner2 days ago
  • 10:00 Well that image sure as hell caught me off guard.

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  • LOL

    Agustin Marius TataranAgustin Marius Tataran4 days ago
  • Wait, can someone explain the joke at 10:01? I feel that it is towards something but I didn't quite get it. Many thanks!

    R WangR Wang4 days ago
  • Not one mention of govt sponsored single payer health care? Pretty sure that would help.

    James ClayJames Clay4 days ago
  • “An estimated 1.7 million currently undiscovered viruses...exist in mammal and avian hosts” seems a rather specific value for something that is yet to be discovered...

    kevinsuekevinsue4 days ago
    • 'estimated' pretty much means the opposite of 'specific'

      Tom ChawnerTom Chawner2 days ago
  • I really don't want the restrictions right now to continue... I want to go back to business as usual, I miss going to Amusement Parks and having attractions open

    CoastakuCoastaku4 days ago
  • This is why native Americans were devastated by old world diseases. They didn't have animal husbandry and never developed resistance to animal-borne disease.

    Irv HhIrv Hh5 days ago
  • Covid is a lie; made up by big pharmas to make billions off of tax-payers. This is why theyre forcing us to get vaccinated

    Paladin DonniePaladin Donnie5 days ago
    • Yeah my sister died of covid as a joke, good call brother

      Bub DubBub Dub18 hours ago
  • I miss the fake audience laughter and claps without that John Oliver isn't that funny anymore

    Adithya VenkaeshAdithya Venkaesh5 days ago
  • Does it seem odd that in all the years of operation of the bat toilet there are so few pandemics. Statistical aberration or bs?

    Lestin JacksonLestin Jackson5 days ago
  • Canada is building our own Vaccine production and research center since our allies weren't exactly willing to share until they were done...which ya, I get it, but damn I don't like that Canada was not prepared for this kind of thing.

    viperswhipviperswhip5 days ago
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  • What a cringy little liberal elitist this guy has become

    Blueshifted ••Blueshifted ••5 days ago
  • Everybody can predict this: there will always be pandemics. This is not rocket science. People and animals live closer and closer always.

    Yaz BYaz B5 days ago
  • FYI: Spanish flu most likely started in America and was spread to Europe by US troops (researchers even believe they have traced patient zero, a army chief who caught it on a duck farm, and who's movements correspond to the first outbreaks). It only got it's name because Spain was the only Western county affected by the early outbreaks that didn't censor it's media due to World War One. In America and other affected countries News of the new disease was suppressed so as to not damage moral. Basically Spain was the first place with a unrestricted press that had cases, but it really should be called American soldier flu.

    casbottcasbott5 days ago
  • Well this destroyed what sliver of optimism i had for 2021! 🤣🥲😐

    Tom LanganTom Langan5 days ago
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  • I mean, on my island I do indeed have a koala and hamster but I've also got a goat, two monkeys, an eagle, an ostrich, a ram, a mouse, and a stuffed bear so I think I'm good.

    His BubblinessHis Bubbliness5 days ago
  • Humans do really need to reduce their meat intake, land animals and sea-life. Factory farms are a huge virus risk, and extremely cruel. Unfortunately most humans choose to learn the slow and difficult way.

    Kate PKate P5 days ago
  • yeah. Salt Lake City. Worthless shit is right.

    Mel DMel D5 days ago
  • isn't being mad at the crocodile guy while you live in a playground for people that used to be a playground for various species and is unavailable to anyone but humans and their pets the pinnacle of hypocrisy? I'm just right up against the brink of having no fucking idea what you're talking about. Yes debt, yes New York City, no animal pets, no tourism to animal places, hatred for folks that live out in the sticks. I mean if you could pick something you actually believe in and weren't just talking shit on what the heck would it be? You used to mean a lot to me now I just honestly have no idea what means anything to you. Sorry spoke too soon your investors must be big tech. Hey let's spend a shit ton of money on tech to track what industrial farming fucked up rather than roll back to what was right in the first place and let's just keep using this bullshit pandemic to scare people into big tech solutions. You're an honest fuck.

    Ben TownsendBen Townsend5 days ago
  • your viewership must be waning right? is it just me?

    Ben TownsendBen Townsend5 days ago
  • Dude what are you doing to do when making kids say fuck isn't fun anymore? Fun to push social norms but do you really have ideas of your own other than current peoples' ideas are bad?

    Ben TownsendBen Townsend5 days ago
  • Funny how he sounds like he is on the right .......

    Gabriel TrahanGabriel Trahan5 days ago
  • I don't know about getting complacency. After this pandemic I might just keep wearing masks and cleaning my hands when moving from one store to another and social distancing. Didn't catch anything last year and I like it that way.

    ArgumemnonArgumemnon6 days ago
  • Flying Foxes aren't bats.

    Christian HohensteinChristian Hohenstein6 days ago
  • "An estimated 1.7 million currently undiscovered viruses..." - really? Who wrote that.

    shmeetshmeet6 days ago
  • I love you but your show gives me panic attacks

    MistressDistressMistressDistress6 days ago
  • Save the planet and ourselves. Go vegan!

    Communist PropagandistCommunist Propagandist6 days ago
  • Propaganda

    Ga GdGa Gd6 days ago
  • "Looks like I'm sitting in the pillsbury doughboys ass crack".... you lucky son of a bitch....

    Conner GibsonConner Gibson6 days ago
  • The worst thing we can do is remember our feelings cause peoples feelings is what led to all the irrational government overreach we've had to endure an will continue to. It wont bw long until you cant work or go shopping without proof of vaccination.

    The Eva DiariesThe Eva Diaries6 days ago
  • The guy at 1:10 freaking nailed it, scary! Then the in-depth explanation at 5:20 is terrifying.

    Phillip GreenPhillip Green6 days ago
  • I'd really like to see you revisit this after some research into Robert Redfield's recent comments that SARSCoV2 is not a naturally occurring virus.

    J'Andre WardJ'Andre Ward6 days ago
  • Having kids go to schools without masks during a pandemic especially ones that are over ten could potentially be the same to the virus as factory farming. This might lead ti younger people being the new targets for covid 19 type illnesses. 🙏hope this isn't very likely.

    steampunkmansteampunkman6 days ago
  • And maybe we shouldn't be working in labs to enhance these viruses and program the to be bio weapons which can take weeks to show symptoms in humans and therefore spread globally before detected and mutate and become more and more successful. Humans sigh.

    steampunkmansteampunkman6 days ago
  • There are so many experts and warnings out there, and nations such as the U.S are only an ass-hair length away from complete societal collapse because our government cares more about money than it does it's people. I wish the world could come together and make changes, but we all know that's not gonna happen. Stay safe, folks. Reach out to family and friends every so often. God knows I should do the same. Take nothing for granted!

    Death WaffleDeath Waffle7 days ago
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    Do Dong TuyenDo Dong Tuyen7 days ago
  • How can you say cramming different animals together could cause an pandemic? Noas Ark managed perfectly with all animals on the planet crammed together within a boat and saved us all. Prais the lord.

    Elvar AspelundElvar Aspelund7 days ago
    • i hope this is satire

      Mr. FishLord77Mr. FishLord772 days ago
  • The image at 10:00 is cursed

    CommandoFPVCommandoFPV7 days ago
  • There absolutely nothing you can do about 'next pandemic before it shows up. Humanity is here to coexist with all the nasty bits of nature and yes, something will always kill grandma-it is called a cycle of life.

    TheSleep LesTheSleep Les7 days ago
  • I completely called it. Last year. No one listened. I wonder what happens if there's a global tech/manufactory/industry shut down for a month? Everyone are back to their most basic, all phones and comps all shut down for a month. I knew it back when the news are counting the numbers everyday, and I kept noticing, places with the most industries, the most pollution, most developed urbanly, so it made sense the cause isn't with bats or snakes, but with pollution. It's an air-borne virus that started in one of the most polluted most manufactories and heavily populated in the world, and they are not letting anyone in to investigate the source of COVID-19. And btw, this is coming from someone who was already concerned about Asians in American society in the future about a year ago. No one listened. Everyone thought it's not gonna be a big thing. Now we have stopasianhate movement. I was watching something about japanese forced labour camps in America during WW2 last year, and I thought something like this, especially the news talking about troubles in China a year ago, will happen. China is already sending troops circling around Taiwan, what's gonna happen next, I wonder?

    Vivien LeeVivien Lee7 days ago
  • They are on boats to keep away from being infacted with whatever comes next - and I am thankful for their sacrfice to live on them until the day they will safe humanity.

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  • Someone from tumblr helped write this episode

    MintMint7 days ago
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    Ash DukAsh Duk8 days ago
  • If it’s really as dangerous as you say, why isn’t it happening a lot more often? The reality is that viruses don’t just jump from species to species (in the sense that the virus can infect the new host’s cells and replicate in there). Certain mutations have to happen for it to be possible.

    ManuelManuel8 days ago
  • So why is it ok to call it Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain fever but Wuhan virus is somehow not okay? COVID should be called Wuhan disease.

    ManuelManuel8 days ago
  • Every day that end with a 'y' Could not stop laughing

    Alon ShapiroAlon Shapiro8 days ago
  • You are so lucky I can’t post pictures of Dr. Judy Mikovits arrest record. You lying SOB

    dwayne belldwayne bell8 days ago
  • May the unrighteous wicked pagan catch the virus. He asked for it. What a load of bullshit. Torment awaits the evil doer

    Eiknarf MaharbaEiknarf Maharba8 days ago
  • The best thing about pandemics is like global warming the world is at the mercy of the country handling it the worst.

    hedgehog3180hedgehog31808 days ago
  • Peter Daszak has a lot of problems, especially with CHINA

    ManuelManuel8 days ago
  • admit it bats are smaller dogs with wings

    Rick MogarRick Mogar8 days ago
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    manuel phillipmanuel phillip8 days ago
  • can we shut up about bat soup and pay attention to AGRICULTURE! 15:00 thank you! finally!

    Kirt KirtKirt Kirt8 days ago
  • ban pigs and horses; save the bats

    Kirt KirtKirt Kirt8 days ago
  • those are all nipah bats, covid bats are ugglier

    Kirt KirtKirt Kirt8 days ago
  • most people I'm a fan of are the centre of conspiracy theories, what does this say about me…

    Kirt KirtKirt Kirt8 days ago
  • Thin the heard.........

    Rob CasselRob Cassel8 days ago
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  • He enunciates so well I tried listening to him at 2x speed and it was so great that normal sounds like slow motion

    edwardelric10001edwardelric100018 days ago
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      Greg WilliamGreg William6 days ago
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      Hurley MooreHurley Moore6 days ago
    • wow! it's surprising to come across someone acquainted Mrs. Kamilah Thurston. She has really changed my life. Thanks to my brother who referred me to her, she's one of a kind.

      Laurence GreayLaurence Greay6 days ago
    • The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. Successful people do daily what the unsuccessful only on occasionally.

      John MichealJohn Micheal6 days ago
  • Foreigners should be aloud to run for president. Shouts out to Elon musk. Shouts out to Christina Applegate.

    We are going to go see you soon I don’t knowWe are going to go see you soon I don’t know9 days ago
  • You mean COVID the CCP virus from CCP lab?

    Bigoun BigBigoun Big9 days ago
  • Rapid increase in human population should have been dealt with to begin with. We are uncontrollably growing in numbers. However, we humans never take this issue serious and shove it under the rug like dust. The governments know they cant solve or get a grip of this problem in short term. Instead, it used preferred to be used as leverage in negotiations with pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, privatized health care systems and more. In fact, responsibilites of taking care of people doesnt end there. Food needs to be provided and this brings new sets of problems like the evolutionary biologist Dr. Rob Wallace in the video says 15:22 Anyone who knows about the rat population experiment should understand that there is too many of us on the Earth.

    Halit IlhanHalit Ilhan9 days ago
  • I don't know if I'm right but that looked like Reed Flute Cave in China. I visited there when I was in China back in 2004. It gets a lot of tourists from all over the world.

    aussiemedia1959aussiemedia19599 days ago
  • I rarely agree with Oliver but usually learn something.

    Jen HansenJen Hansen9 days ago
  • 14:29 you welcome

    Brimstone SulfurBrimstone Sulfur9 days ago
  • John "Kill All Bats" Oliver

    savage1267savage126710 days ago
  • When all the virologists are living on boats... I mean that's gotta be bad right?

    1987jock1987jock10 days ago
  • So Last Week Tonight has decayed into this level of garbage? I don’t feel bad for not missing it. ☹️

    Adam R. ParsonsAdam R. Parsons10 days ago
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