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

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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  1. Ben Henderson

    Ben Henderson5 tuntia sitten

    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

  2. Irinej Papuga

    Irinej Papuga5 tuntia sitten

    Finally someone who has the guts to talk about real problems. Cheers!

  3. Angie Marie

    Angie Marie14 tuntia sitten


  4. T Nicholas

    T Nicholas17 tuntia sitten

    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.

  5. BeaterWRX

    BeaterWRX19 tuntia sitten

    Hey as far as humans go us only fucking up 75% of something is a significant improvement>

  6. yeee eee

    yeee eee23 tuntia sitten

    Great video, but tom nook isnt a racoon

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  8. Sara A.

    Sara A.Päivä sitten

    Boats are a great place if you worry about a pandemic. unplaned contacts..;)

  9. Memnor SM

    Memnor SM2 päivää sitten

    That virus sounded a lot like Mister Nutterbutter.

  10. Neil Nicholson

    Neil Nicholson2 päivää sitten

    Overpopulation is the issue to 99% of problems.

  11. Agustin Marius Tataran

    Agustin Marius Tataran2 päivää sitten

    12:00 WRONG! Animal diseases do not infect humans. Ask any doctor in medicine.

  12. Tom Chawner

    Tom Chawner17 tuntia sitten

    Ever heard of rabies?

  13. Cringing Luigi

    Cringing Luigi2 päivää sitten

    10:00 Well that image sure as hell caught me off guard.

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  16. R Wang

    R Wang2 päivää sitten

    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!

  17. James Clay

    James Clay3 päivää sitten

    Not one mention of govt sponsored single payer health care? Pretty sure that would help.

  18. kevinsue

    kevinsue3 päivää sitten

    “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...

  19. Tom Chawner

    Tom Chawner17 tuntia sitten

    'estimated' pretty much means the opposite of 'specific'

  20. Coastaku

    Coastaku3 päivää sitten

    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

  21. Irv Hh

    Irv Hh3 päivää sitten

    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.

  22. Paladin Donnie

    Paladin Donnie3 päivää sitten

    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

  23. Adithya Venkaesh

    Adithya Venkaesh3 päivää sitten

    I miss the fake audience laughter and claps without that John Oliver isn't that funny anymore

  24. Lestin Jackson

    Lestin Jackson3 päivää sitten

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

  25. viperswhip

    viperswhip3 päivää sitten

    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.

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    dj ehis3 päivää sitten

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  30. Blueshifted ••

    Blueshifted ••3 päivää sitten

    What a cringy little liberal elitist this guy has become

  31. Yaz B

    Yaz B3 päivää sitten

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

  32. casbott

    casbott3 päivää sitten

    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.

  33. Tom Langan

    Tom Langan3 päivää sitten

    Well this destroyed what sliver of optimism i had for 2021! 🤣🥲😐

  34. dj ehis

    dj ehis3 päivää sitten

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  35. His Bubbliness

    His Bubbliness3 päivää sitten

    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.

  36. Kate P

    Kate P3 päivää sitten

    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.

  37. Mel D

    Mel D3 päivää sitten

    yeah. Salt Lake City. Worthless shit is right.

  38. Ben Townsend

    Ben Townsend4 päivää sitten

    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.

  39. Ben Townsend

    Ben Townsend4 päivää sitten

    your viewership must be waning right? is it just me?

  40. Ben Townsend

    Ben Townsend4 päivää sitten

    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?

  41. Gabriel Trahan

    Gabriel Trahan4 päivää sitten

    Funny how he sounds like he is on the right .......

  42. Argumemnon

    Argumemnon4 päivää sitten

    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.

  43. Christian Hohenstein

    Christian Hohenstein4 päivää sitten

    Flying Foxes aren't bats.

  44. shmeet

    shmeet4 päivää sitten

    "An estimated 1.7 million currently undiscovered viruses..." - really? Who wrote that.

  45. MistressDistress

    MistressDistress4 päivää sitten

    I love you but your show gives me panic attacks

  46. Communist Propagandist

    Communist Propagandist4 päivää sitten

    Save the planet and ourselves. Go vegan!

  47. Ga Gd

    Ga Gd4 päivää sitten


  48. Conner Gibson

    Conner Gibson4 päivää sitten

    "Looks like I'm sitting in the pillsbury doughboys ass crack".... you lucky son of a bitch....

  49. The Eva Diaries

    The Eva Diaries4 päivää sitten

    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.

  50. Phillip Green

    Phillip Green5 päivää sitten

    The guy at 1:10 freaking nailed it, scary! Then the in-depth explanation at 5:20 is terrifying.

  51. J'Andre Ward

    J'Andre Ward5 päivää sitten

    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.

  52. steampunkman

    steampunkman5 päivää sitten

    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.

  53. steampunkman

    steampunkman5 päivää sitten

    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.

  54. Death Waffle

    Death Waffle5 päivää sitten

    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!

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  56. Elvar Aspelund

    Elvar Aspelund5 päivää sitten

    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.

  57. Mr. FishLord77

    Mr. FishLord7710 tuntia sitten

    i hope this is satire

  58. CommandoFPV

    CommandoFPV5 päivää sitten

    The image at 10:00 is cursed

  59. TheSleep Les

    TheSleep Les5 päivää sitten

    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.

  60. Vivien Lee

    Vivien Lee5 päivää sitten

    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?

  61. Oskar R

    Oskar R5 päivää sitten

    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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  64. Mint

    Mint6 päivää sitten

    Someone from tumblr helped write this episode

  65. J K

    J K6 päivää sitten

    That's a Caiman.

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  67. Manuel

    Manuel6 päivää sitten

    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.

  68. Manuel

    Manuel6 päivää sitten

    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.

  69. Alon Shapiro

    Alon Shapiro6 päivää sitten

    Every day that end with a 'y' Could not stop laughing

  70. dwayne bell

    dwayne bell6 päivää sitten

    You are so lucky I can’t post pictures of Dr. Judy Mikovits arrest record. You lying SOB

  71. Eiknarf Maharba

    Eiknarf Maharba6 päivää sitten

    May the unrighteous wicked pagan catch the virus. He asked for it. What a load of bullshit. Torment awaits the evil doer

  72. hedgehog3180

    hedgehog31806 päivää sitten

    The best thing about pandemics is like global warming the world is at the mercy of the country handling it the worst.

  73. Manuel

    Manuel6 päivää sitten

    Peter Daszak has a lot of problems, especially with CHINA

  74. Rick Mogar

    Rick Mogar6 päivää sitten

    admit it bats are smaller dogs with wings

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    manuel phillip6 päivää sitten

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  76. Kirt Kirt

    Kirt Kirt7 päivää sitten

    can we shut up about bat soup and pay attention to AGRICULTURE! 15:00 thank you! finally!

  77. Kirt Kirt

    Kirt Kirt7 päivää sitten

    ban pigs and horses; save the bats

  78. Kirt Kirt

    Kirt Kirt7 päivää sitten

    those are all nipah bats, covid bats are ugglier

  79. Kirt Kirt

    Kirt Kirt7 päivää sitten

    most people I'm a fan of are the centre of conspiracy theories, what does this say about me…

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    Rob Cassel7 päivää sitten

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    edwardelric100017 päivää sitten

    He enunciates so well I tried listening to him at 2x speed and it was so great that normal sounds like slow motion

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    cheng hung7 päivää sitten

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    Gelia Banks4 päivää sitten

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    Laurence Greay4 päivää sitten

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    John Micheal5 päivää sitten

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    We are going to go see you soon I don’t know7 päivää sitten

    Foreigners should be aloud to run for president. Shouts out to Elon musk. Shouts out to Christina Applegate.

  91. Bigoun Big

    Bigoun Big7 päivää sitten

    You mean COVID the CCP virus from CCP lab?

  92. Halit Ilhan

    Halit Ilhan7 päivää sitten

    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.

  93. aussiemedia1959

    aussiemedia19597 päivää sitten

    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.

  94. Jen Hansen

    Jen Hansen7 päivää sitten

    I rarely agree with Oliver but usually learn something.

  95. Brimstone Sulfur

    Brimstone Sulfur7 päivää sitten

    14:29 you welcome

  96. savage1267

    savage12678 päivää sitten

    John "Kill All Bats" Oliver

  97. 1987jock

    1987jock8 päivää sitten

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

  98. Adam R. Parsons

    Adam R. Parsons8 päivää sitten

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

  99. Mateja

    Mateja8 päivää sitten

    Easiest way to stop the next zoonotic pandemic? Transition towards a vegan world. No more factory farms.

  100. Kurt Rauch

    Kurt Rauch8 päivää sitten

    The only thing that is scary about this, is that people are actually dumb enough to believe it.

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  106. LordMaskin

    LordMaskin9 päivää sitten

    I have a cure, it's call isolate china, nobody comes out, and everyone who has emigrated from china in the last 50 years get's sent back. They can go or they can take a bullet to the head.

  107. Candy Domination

    Candy Domination9 päivää sitten

    Whelp, guess I need to stock up for the next pandemic. This video will be an "I told you so" probably four years from now.

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    Angela Dawn9 päivää sitten

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