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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  • TheRCvie

    Was waiting for them to show that 2019 interview with Peter Daszak saying he was working with corona virus from bats in Wuhan and then show him as the lead UN Wuhan investigator dismissing his lifes work with bat viruses in favour of contaminated seafood. For reference, google or youtube search; TWiV 615: Peter Daszak of Ecohealth Alliance

  • John.S

    Somewhat doubtful if the "next pandemic" would be a major issue, well, compared to the rise of Alcohol-resistant bacteria, (for more info on that search on 'Enterococcus faecium', safe-search on or off, the result is SFW/name of a bacterial strain), anyway, the other problem is the overuse of Antibiotics.

  • Carlee

    It's a shame to see so many comments along the lines of, 'Well, we all know nothing is going to be done about this.' That's a really poor, and dangerous, attitude. It assumes that our only hope rests with current world leaders. If we shrug our shoulders and think 'what a shame we can't rely on our leaders to change the world', we may as well start picking the lining for our coffins now. The first thing I decided to do after watching this was see if there's a One Health initiative happening in Australia. Haven't found anything local yet, but here's the CDC's info page: Imagine if everyone who viewed this episode spent 5-10mins on One Health research, to see if there might be something you can do to help on a grassroots level. That could be kinda awesome & worthwhile. 🙂 🙏

  • Peter Hicks
    Peter Hicks

    The next pandemic comes with the next flue season you have Vaccines that cant stop you from getting it or from spreading it all they do is to mitigate the effects on you ,its the gift that keeps on giving they started off with one jab and people were dying so then they went with half a dose ,then are the different types ,then we find oh it it only lasts for 6 months so you will need 2 doses a yr ,is this why AZ just hiked their price by 60% ? . If you loose a loved one or family member you cant even sue the pharmas . 1918 war did not kill enough so the Americans wheeled out the Spanish flue and did the job It killed bilions ,back then they had milions out of work the crime rate was very high one look at the old news reels will show there wear just to many people on the planet chasing to few resources ,and that was appx 100 yrs ago since then we technology and on top of that we AI and the Paris accord and that one is going to put millions out of work . The globaolists are taking over everything !

  • Student A Fake
    Student A Fake

    The most scary virus is actually initially benign and highly transmissible, tough to kill, can keep people stay sick for long time and eventually kills them after long time being infected.

  • southerncoldwind

    This should also be in spanish

  • Anand Hunt
    Anand Hunt

    humans need to go extinct....they the disease of the planet. this include me too....

  • Videoviewer

    Zombie apocalypse next

  • astronaut01

    That crocodile made me so sad! Raising crocodilians in captivity often leads to bone deformities and deficiencies. You can see in that crocodile's face that it's sick

  • T Lindsay
    T Lindsay

    The amount of respect I have lost for your work after finding out you’re associated with the next for autism event is astronomical. If you can’t do the one google search it takes to listen to autistic voices on this matter, then I dont trust you to properly research your stories. Nothing about us, without us!

  • Kadir M.
    Kadir M.

    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

    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

    All I herd was vegetarians got it right

  • Dejan

    Comedian giving health advice. Yeah, seems legit lol

  • WitchElbi

    Flat F**k Friday!!

  • shakur 4illa
    shakur 4illa

    It's no longer a comedy show. It's pure propaganda.

  • Ben Liu
    Ben Liu

    Your shows are getting more pathetic. Thank you for the increased Asian hate this is going to generate, John Oliver.

  • Misha Purser
    Misha Purser

    Jesus Christ it's not that hard to stop eating animal products lol

  • Madison Hines
    Madison Hines

    Okay but can I get the link to all these clips seen in the video...🥴

  • Hayden King
    Hayden King

    I just hope you're not getting short side of and start planning for the next one

  • MHM

    Zombie apocalypse they confirmed it and most TV shows and movies play zombies related stuff heavily you should take it as a hint.

  • palakons

    16:59 PODD

  • Sparrowhawk

    just wear 5 masks

  • JLF

    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
    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
    Jarthen Greenmeadow

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

  • Jarthen Greenmeadow
    Jarthen Greenmeadow

    11:47 "et tu kinkajou" Beautiful

  • Jared Knutson
    Jared Knutson

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

  • Ezenwa Anyanwu
    Ezenwa Anyanwu

    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

    “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

    "The next scamdemic "

  • antiqueroadshow Holla
    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

    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

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

  • G. Repp
    G. Repp

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

  • Jane John
    Jane John

    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

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

    • Mark Richard
      Mark Richard

      @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

      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

      @Jane John yeah you are right.

    • Jane John
      Jane John

      her user name is @lnvestwithregina

  • Weston Roberts
    Weston Roberts

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Angie Marie
    Angie Marie


  • T Nicholas
    T Nicholas

    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

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

  • yeee eee
    yeee eee

    Great video, but tom nook isnt a racoon

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  • Sara A.
    Sara A.

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

  • Memnor SM
    Memnor SM

    That virus sounded a lot like Mister Nutterbutter.

  • Neil Nicholson
    Neil Nicholson

    Overpopulation is the issue to 99% of problems.

  • Agustin Marius Tataran
    Agustin Marius Tataran

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

    • Tom Chawner
      Tom Chawner

      Ever heard of rabies?

  • Cringing Luigi
    Cringing Luigi

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

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  • Agustin Marius Tataran
    Agustin Marius Tataran


  • R Wang
    R Wang

    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

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

  • kevinsue

    “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

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

  • Coastaku

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Adithya Venkaesh
    Adithya Venkaesh

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

  • Lestin Jackson
    Lestin Jackson

    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

    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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    Chris Bippley

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    tomas mirabel

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  • Blueshifted ••
    Blueshifted ••

    What a cringy little liberal elitist this guy has become

  • Yaz B
    Yaz B

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

  • casbott

    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

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

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      tomas mirabel

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  • His Bubbliness
    His Bubbliness

    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

    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

    yeah. Salt Lake City. Worthless shit is right.

  • Ben Townsend
    Ben Townsend

    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

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

  • Ben Townsend
    Ben Townsend

    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

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

  • Argumemnon

    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
    Christian Hohenstein

    Flying Foxes aren't bats.

  • shmeet

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

  • MistressDistress

    I love you but your show gives me panic attacks

  • Communist Propagandist
    Communist Propagandist

    Save the planet and ourselves. Go vegan!

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    Ga Gd


  • Conner Gibson
    Conner Gibson

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

  • The Eva Diaries
    The Eva Diaries

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • Elvar Aspelund
    Elvar Aspelund

    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

      i hope this is satire

  • CommandoFPV

    The image at 10:00 is cursed

  • TheSleep Les
    TheSleep Les

    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

    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

    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

    Someone from tumblr helped write this episode

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    J K

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