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

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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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Feb 14, 2021




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Kadir M.
Kadir M. 14 hours ago
Please notice how out of the mentioned actions we can take against a future pandemic, the only one you are in control of is "stop eating meat". And act accordingly.
Peter Hooper
Peter Hooper 16 hours ago
The people you need to convince, John, aren't the ones watching here, but the plutocrats who 1) have the means and influence to make necessary changes, and 2) have convinced themselves they can escape the consequences of avoiding anything that will demand from them even a small portion of their wealth.
Maigus224 18 hours ago
All I herd was vegetarians got it right
Dejan 2 days ago
Comedian giving health advice. Yeah, seems legit lol
WitchElbi 2 days ago
Flat F**k Friday!!
shakur 4illa
shakur 4illa 2 days ago
It's no longer a comedy show. It's pure propaganda.
Ben Liu
Ben Liu 2 days ago
Your shows are getting more pathetic. Thank you for the increased Asian hate this is going to generate, John Oliver.
Misha Purser
Misha Purser 2 days ago
Jesus Christ it's not that hard to stop eating animal products lol
Madison Hines
Madison Hines 2 days ago
Okay but can I get the link to all these clips seen in the video...🥴
Hayden King
Hayden King 3 days ago
I just hope you're not getting short side of and start planning for the next one
MHM 3 days ago
Zombie apocalypse they confirmed it and most TV shows and movies play zombies related stuff heavily you should take it as a hint.
palakons 4 days ago
16:59 PODD
Sparrowhawk 4 days ago
just wear 5 masks
JLF 4 days ago
John, you'd better get that mystery virus under control. If he kills Tom Hanks, people will come for you. Not even the Pillsbury doughboy's ass crack will be safe.
Ursula Kavaliauskas
Covid allowed us all (well, many) to simmer down and pay attention to whatever suited our fancies. For many, it opened doors they never saw through before. It caused unity in unexpected ways. It encouraged us to work voluntarily, sharing our strengths with others. Social media helps us communicate. We begin to resonate, sharing goals. We entertain solutions, never before offered. And ultimately, we carry civilization forward, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century. (A bunch of people didn’t get the memo. Evolve, anyway.)
Jarthen Greenmeadow
When they start naming plagues after people like hurricanes. "Oliver's plague" will be first
Jarthen Greenmeadow
11:47 "et tu kinkajou" Beautiful
Jared Knutson
Jared Knutson 5 days ago
Humans are the virus of the planet. The planet is trying to stabilize and get rid of the virus.
Ezenwa Anyanwu
Ezenwa Anyanwu 5 days 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.
Bobo Lynx
Bobo Lynx 5 days 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.
Wolf 5 days ago
"The next scamdemic "
antiqueroadshow Holla
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!!!
Alex Maclean
Alex Maclean 5 days 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
G. Repp
G. Repp 6 days ago
weird how the corona virus escapes from an area known to study corona virus...
G. Repp
G. Repp 6 days ago
"originated from animals" is still not completely understood and is only "likely"
Jane John
Jane John 6 days 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.
Bub Dub
Bub Dub 5 days ago
@Mark Richard It's not a joke, I have been in contact with the appropriate authorities
Mark Richard
Mark Richard 5 days ago
@Bub Dub so funny, @ jane john thanks so much for the details of your broker mrs regina richard,.. there is progress.
Bub Dub
Bub Dub 5 days 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
James Joseph
James Joseph 6 days ago
@Jane John yeah you are right.
Jane John
Jane John 6 days ago
her user name is @lnvestwithregina
Weston Roberts
Weston Roberts 6 days 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.
Cal EuXX
Cal EuXX 6 days 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.
Ben Henderson
Ben Henderson 7 days 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
Irinej Papuga
Irinej Papuga 7 days ago
Finally someone who has the guts to talk about real problems. Cheers!
Angie Marie
Angie Marie 7 days ago
T Nicholas
T Nicholas 7 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.
BeaterWRX 7 days ago
Hey as far as humans go us only fucking up 75% of something is a significant improvement>
yeee eee
yeee eee 7 days ago
Great video, but tom nook isnt a racoon
April Green
April Green 8 days ago
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Sara A.
Sara A. 8 days ago
Boats are a great place if you worry about a pandemic. ..no unplaned contacts..;)
Memnor SM
Memnor SM 8 days ago
That virus sounded a lot like Mister Nutterbutter.
Neil Nicholson
Neil Nicholson 8 days ago
Overpopulation is the issue to 99% of problems.
Agustin Marius Tataran
12:00 WRONG! Animal diseases do not infect humans. Ask any doctor in medicine.
Tom Chawner
Tom Chawner 7 days ago
Ever heard of rabies?
Cringing Luigi
Cringing Luigi 9 days ago
10:00 Well that image sure as hell caught me off guard.
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mario yu 9 days ago
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R Wang
R Wang 9 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!
James Clay
James Clay 9 days ago
Not one mention of govt sponsored single payer health care? Pretty sure that would help.
kevinsue 9 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...
Tom Chawner
Tom Chawner 7 days ago
'estimated' pretty much means the opposite of 'specific'
Coastaku 9 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
Irv Hh
Irv Hh 9 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.
Paladin Donnie
Paladin Donnie 10 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
Bub Dub
Bub Dub 5 days ago
Yeah my sister died of covid as a joke, good call brother
Adithya Venkaesh
Adithya Venkaesh 10 days ago
I miss the fake audience laughter and claps without that John Oliver isn't that funny anymore
Lestin Jackson
Lestin Jackson 10 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?
viperswhip 10 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.
Chris Bippley
Chris Bippley 10 days ago
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tomas mirabel 10 days ago
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Blueshifted ••
Blueshifted •• 10 days ago
What a cringy little liberal elitist this guy has become
Yaz B
Yaz B 10 days ago
Everybody can predict this: there will always be pandemics. This is not rocket science. People and animals live closer and closer always.
casbott 10 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.
Tom Langan
Tom Langan 10 days ago
Well this destroyed what sliver of optimism i had for 2021! 🤣🥲😐
tomas mirabel
tomas mirabel 10 days ago
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His Bubbliness
His Bubbliness 10 days ago
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.
Kate P
Kate P 10 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.
Mel D
Mel D 10 days ago
yeah. Salt Lake City. Worthless shit is right.
Ben Townsend
Ben Townsend 10 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 Townsend
Ben Townsend 10 days ago
your viewership must be waning right? is it just me?
Ben Townsend
Ben Townsend 10 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?
Gabriel Trahan
Gabriel Trahan 10 days ago
Funny how he sounds like he is on the right .......
Argumemnon 10 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.
Christian Hohenstein
Flying Foxes aren't bats.
shmeet 11 days ago
"An estimated 1.7 million currently undiscovered viruses..." - really? Who wrote that.
MistressDistress 11 days ago
I love you but your show gives me panic attacks
Communist Propagandist
Save the planet and ourselves. Go vegan!
Ga Gd
Ga Gd 11 days ago
Conner Gibson
Conner Gibson 11 days ago
"Looks like I'm sitting in the pillsbury doughboys ass crack".... you lucky son of a bitch....
The Eva Diaries
The Eva Diaries 11 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.
Phillip Green
Phillip Green 11 days ago
The guy at 1:10 freaking nailed it, scary! Then the in-depth explanation at 5:20 is terrifying.
J'Andre Ward
J'Andre Ward 11 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.
steampunkman 11 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.
steampunkman 11 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.
Death Waffle
Death Waffle 12 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!
Do Dong Tuyen
Do Dong Tuyen 12 days ago
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Elvar Aspelund
Elvar Aspelund 12 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.
Mr. FishLord77
Mr. FishLord77 7 days ago
i hope this is satire
CommandoFPV 12 days ago
The image at 10:00 is cursed
TheSleep Les
TheSleep Les 12 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.
Vivien Lee
Vivien Lee 12 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?
Oskar R
Oskar R 12 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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Mint 12 days ago
Someone from tumblr helped write this episode
J K 12 days ago
That's a Caiman.
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Ash Duk 13 days ago
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Manuel 13 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.
Manuel 13 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.
Alon Shapiro
Alon Shapiro 13 days ago
Every day that end with a 'y' Could not stop laughing
dwayne bell
dwayne bell 13 days ago
You are so lucky I can’t post pictures of Dr. Judy Mikovits arrest record. You lying SOB
Eiknarf Maharba
Eiknarf Maharba 13 days ago
May the unrighteous wicked pagan catch the virus. He asked for it. What a load of bullshit. Torment awaits the evil doer
hedgehog3180 13 days ago
The best thing about pandemics is like global warming the world is at the mercy of the country handling it the worst.
Manuel 13 days ago
Peter Daszak has a lot of problems, especially with CHINA
Rick Mogar
Rick Mogar 13 days ago
admit it bats are smaller dogs with wings
manuel phillip
manuel phillip 13 days ago
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Kirt Kirt
Kirt Kirt 13 days ago
can we shut up about bat soup and pay attention to AGRICULTURE! 15:00 thank you! finally!
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