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. palakons

    palakons17 klukkustundum síðan

    16:59 PODD

  2. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk19 klukkustundum síðan

    just wear 5 masks

  3. JLF

    JLF23 klukkustundum síðan

    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.

  4. Ursula Kavaliauskas

    Ursula Kavaliauskas23 klukkustundum síðan

    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.)

  5. Jarthen Greenmeadow

    Jarthen GreenmeadowDegi Síðan síðan

    When they start naming plagues after people like hurricanes. "Oliver's plague" will be first

  6. Jarthen Greenmeadow

    Jarthen GreenmeadowDegi Síðan síðan

    11:47 "et tu kinkajou" Beautiful

  7. Jared Knutson

    Jared KnutsonDegi Síðan síðan

    Humans are the virus of the planet. The planet is trying to stabilize and get rid of the virus.

  8. Ezenwa Anyanwu

    Ezenwa AnyanwuDegi Síðan síðan

    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.

  9. Bobo Lynx

    Bobo LynxDegi Síðan síðan

    “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.

  10. Wolf

    WolfDegi Síðan síðan

    "The next scamdemic "

  11. antiqueroadshow Holla

    antiqueroadshow HollaDegi Síðan síðan

    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!!!

  12. Alex Maclean

    Alex Maclean2 dögum síðan

    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

  13. G. Repp

    G. Repp2 dögum síðan

    weird how the corona virus escapes from an area known to study corona virus...

  14. G. Repp

    G. Repp2 dögum síðan

    "originated from animals" is still not completely understood and is only "likely"

  15. Jane John

    Jane John2 dögum síðan

    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.

  16. Bub Dub

    Bub DubDegi Síðan síðan

    @Mark Richard It's not a joke, I have been in contact with the appropriate authorities

  17. Mark Richard

    Mark RichardDegi Síðan síðan

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

  18. Bub Dub

    Bub Dub2 dögum síðan

    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

  19. James Joseph

    James Joseph2 dögum síðan

    @Jane John yeah you are right.

  20. Jane John

    Jane John2 dögum síðan

    her user name is @lnvestwithregina

  21. Weston Roberts

    Weston Roberts2 dögum síðan

    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.

  22. Cal EuXX

    Cal EuXX2 dögum síðan

    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.

  23. Ben Henderson

    Ben Henderson3 dögum síðan

    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

  24. Irinej Papuga

    Irinej Papuga3 dögum síðan

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

  25. Angie Marie

    Angie Marie3 dögum síðan


  26. T Nicholas

    T Nicholas3 dögum síðan

    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.

  27. BeaterWRX

    BeaterWRX3 dögum síðan

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

  28. yeee eee

    yeee eee4 dögum síðan

    Great video, but tom nook isnt a racoon

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  30. Sara A.

    Sara A.4 dögum síðan

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

  31. Memnor SM

    Memnor SM5 dögum síðan

    That virus sounded a lot like Mister Nutterbutter.

  32. Neil Nicholson

    Neil Nicholson5 dögum síðan

    Overpopulation is the issue to 99% of problems.

  33. Agustin Marius Tataran

    Agustin Marius Tataran5 dögum síðan

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

  34. Tom Chawner

    Tom Chawner3 dögum síðan

    Ever heard of rabies?

  35. Cringing Luigi

    Cringing Luigi5 dögum síðan

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

  36. mario yu

    mario yu5 dögum síðan

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  37. Agustin Marius Tataran

    Agustin Marius Tataran5 dögum síðan


  38. R Wang

    R Wang5 dögum síðan

    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!

  39. James Clay

    James Clay6 dögum síðan

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

  40. kevinsue

    kevinsue6 dögum síðan

    “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...

  41. Tom Chawner

    Tom Chawner3 dögum síðan

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

  42. Coastaku

    Coastaku6 dögum síðan

    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

  43. Irv Hh

    Irv Hh6 dögum síðan

    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.

  44. Paladin Donnie

    Paladin Donnie6 dögum síðan

    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

  45. Bub Dub

    Bub Dub2 dögum síðan

    Yeah my sister died of covid as a joke, good call brother

  46. Adithya Venkaesh

    Adithya Venkaesh6 dögum síðan

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

  47. Lestin Jackson

    Lestin Jackson6 dögum síðan

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

  48. viperswhip

    viperswhip6 dögum síðan

    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.

  49. Chris Bippley

    Chris Bippley6 dögum síðan

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    dashe boy6 dögum síðan

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  51. tomas mirabel

    tomas mirabel6 dögum síðan

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  52. shjfk svhke

    shjfk svhke6 dögum síðan

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  53. Blueshifted ••

    Blueshifted ••6 dögum síðan

    What a cringy little liberal elitist this guy has become

  54. Yaz B

    Yaz B6 dögum síðan

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

  55. casbott

    casbott6 dögum síðan

    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.

  56. Tom Langan

    Tom Langan6 dögum síðan

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

  57. tomas mirabel

    tomas mirabel6 dögum síðan

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  58. His Bubbliness

    His Bubbliness6 dögum síðan

    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.

  59. Kate P

    Kate P6 dögum síðan

    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.

  60. Mel D

    Mel D7 dögum síðan

    yeah. Salt Lake City. Worthless shit is right.

  61. Ben Townsend

    Ben Townsend7 dögum síðan

    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.

  62. Ben Townsend

    Ben Townsend7 dögum síðan

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

  63. Ben Townsend

    Ben Townsend7 dögum síðan

    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?

  64. Gabriel Trahan

    Gabriel Trahan7 dögum síðan

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

  65. Argumemnon

    Argumemnon7 dögum síðan

    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.

  66. Christian Hohenstein

    Christian Hohenstein7 dögum síðan

    Flying Foxes aren't bats.

  67. shmeet

    shmeet7 dögum síðan

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

  68. MistressDistress

    MistressDistress7 dögum síðan

    I love you but your show gives me panic attacks

  69. Communist Propagandist

    Communist Propagandist7 dögum síðan

    Save the planet and ourselves. Go vegan!

  70. Ga Gd

    Ga Gd7 dögum síðan


  71. Conner Gibson

    Conner Gibson7 dögum síðan

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

  72. The Eva Diaries

    The Eva Diaries8 dögum síðan

    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.

  73. Phillip Green

    Phillip Green8 dögum síðan

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

  74. J'Andre Ward

    J'Andre Ward8 dögum síðan

    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.

  75. steampunkman

    steampunkman8 dögum síðan

    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.

  76. steampunkman

    steampunkman8 dögum síðan

    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.

  77. Death Waffle

    Death Waffle8 dögum síðan

    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!

  78. Do Dong Tuyen

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  79. Elvar Aspelund

    Elvar Aspelund8 dögum síðan

    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.

  80. Mr. FishLord77

    Mr. FishLord773 dögum síðan

    i hope this is satire

  81. CommandoFPV

    CommandoFPV8 dögum síðan

    The image at 10:00 is cursed

  82. TheSleep Les

    TheSleep Les8 dögum síðan

    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.

  83. Vivien Lee

    Vivien Lee8 dögum síðan

    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?

  84. Oskar R

    Oskar R8 dögum síðan

    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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  87. Mint

    Mint9 dögum síðan

    Someone from tumblr helped write this episode

  88. J K

    J K9 dögum síðan

    That's a Caiman.

  89. Ash Duk

    Ash Duk9 dögum síðan

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  90. Manuel

    Manuel9 dögum síðan

    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.

  91. Manuel

    Manuel9 dögum síðan

    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.

  92. Alon Shapiro

    Alon Shapiro9 dögum síðan

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

  93. dwayne bell

    dwayne bell9 dögum síðan

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

  94. Eiknarf Maharba

    Eiknarf Maharba9 dögum síðan

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

  95. hedgehog3180

    hedgehog31809 dögum síðan

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

  96. Manuel

    Manuel9 dögum síðan

    Peter Daszak has a lot of problems, especially with CHINA

  97. Rick Mogar

    Rick Mogar9 dögum síðan

    admit it bats are smaller dogs with wings

  98. manuel phillip

    manuel phillip9 dögum síðan

    I am not just saying this because I have heard good about Dr Osaoji on ISboth because I am a living evidence being cured of herpes virus with his herbal medicine, so! He gets my full recommendations to everyone.

  99. Kirt Kirt

    Kirt Kirt10 dögum síðan

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

  100. Kirt Kirt

    Kirt Kirt10 dögum síðan

    ban pigs and horses; save the bats

  101. Kirt Kirt

    Kirt Kirt10 dögum síðan

    those are all nipah bats, covid bats are ugglier

  102. Kirt Kirt

    Kirt Kirt10 dögum síðan

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

  103. Rob Cassel

    Rob Cassel10 dögum síðan

    Thin the heard.........

  104. A O

    A O10 dögum síðan

    Zoo nose

  105. mario yu

    mario yu10 dögum síðan

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  106. edwardelric10001

    edwardelric1000110 dögum síðan

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

  107. cheng hung

    cheng hung10 dögum síðan

    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. Kamilah Thurston as his student it's been success and happiness since the beginning of my trades

  108. Gelia Banks

    Gelia Banks7 dögum síðan

    I’ve completely stopped working my 9-5 job, which earned me nothing but bread crumbs, now I can take care of my kids and it’s all thanks to Mrs. Kamilah Thurston too

  109. Greg William

    Greg William7 dögum síðan

    @pinyin ming i got connected with her last week and have already cashed out some dollar's and my trading is still going on. am now called an investor. lol!!!!

  110. Hurley Moore

    Hurley Moore8 dögum síðan

    Bitcoin can get you the Hollywood life with zero effort. It's a digital gold, a fortune growing more and more each day. 13 years since its inception, it has climbed exponentially from US$0.08 to US$51,170.00. Then Just imagine the future

  111. Laurence Greay

    Laurence Greay8 dögum síðan

    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.

  112. John Micheal

    John Micheal8 dögum síðan

    The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. Successful people do daily what the unsuccessful only on occasionally.

  113. We are going to go see you soon I don’t know

    We are going to go see you soon I don’t know10 dögum síðan

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

  114. Bigoun Big

    Bigoun Big10 dögum síðan

    You mean COVID the CCP virus from CCP lab?

  115. Halit Ilhan

    Halit Ilhan10 dögum síðan

    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.