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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  • alvin zhang
    alvin zhang

    It's in human nature that we are self-driven, the majority of population will not care about others interest unless incentivized to do so. Thats why most global issues are not resolved, most people just don't care enough.

  • Drunk Vegan Gal
    Drunk Vegan Gal

    Being vegan tho. Why not mention this amazing option, John? No down side at all. You'll live longer and healthier; impacts on our planet, as well as climate change, would improve immediately, the animals will stop being bred into existence only to be slaughtered for no reason, and kids will learn real empathy and compassion (all kids love animals).

  • Jessie Scott
    Jessie Scott

    Lol. Trypophobia warning anyone?

  • D D
    D D

    Yay! Available in Canada now! Now I can be depressed again!

  • ZT1ST

    @20:04; So what you're saying is the virus is now a zoomotic virus?

  • d5486

    Humans. Parasite. Sigh.

  • ZT1ST

    @9:58; But importantly, they should avoid doing such with ticks.

  • TheMatthew001

    as an introvert whos routine didn't change from all of covids restrictions, im doing my part.

  • Yoda the Mastiff
    Yoda the Mastiff

    How's this not a conspiracy?? I guess whatever this guy says it's ok.

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  • Ray Durrah
    Ray Durrah

    One Like For Sorry 😥 God 🙏

  • Love Music
    Love Music

    Thank you Last Week Tonight for your great researchers and writers, thank you John Oliver for sticking with this format, thank you all...for existing.

  • Dennis Cambly
    Dennis Cambly

    The warning was missed in the late 1960s for a virus that would kill 35 million people and continue killing today. The French researchers in bio-chemistry discovered it the late 1970s when people from all walks of life were dying for no apparent reason. The west did the same thing then, as was done with Covid-19, it was ignored. I suppose u had to blame China several times to stay on the air

  • DryBones271

    I think the worst outbreak is the Baby Shark one.

  • Existentialism Tyrant
    Existentialism Tyrant

    Fine by me. Less people on the planet. Hopefully kills off more flat earthers gop and conservatives oh and religious people. Don’t forget those

  • Michael Gibb
    Michael Gibb

    Maybe the best thing we humans can do is to stop building further and further out into the countryside, and instead live in cities. Also, maybe we should do something about population growth, that way our cities don't continue growing forever.

  • 1mezion

    Humans have a memory/stupid problem the only time I think we're going to take it seriously is when an apocalyptic type virus hits us leaving more than 3 billion dead

  • peelingyellowsiding

    Poor Wander over Yonder. He's now a virus. Can Disney be any more evil?

  • HardRockMiner

    Everybody is Chicken Little. The sky is not falling. Calm down ! These people just want to cause a panic. I don't really understand why, but that is what is happening

  • Ailuropoda melanoleuca
    Ailuropoda melanoleuca

    so john your saying we should kill all bats?

  • MrLoobu

    I said the same this time last year. Covid is mother nature giving us our just rewards for fucking with the place so badly. 2021 wake up idiots, we live on a corpse and we did the murder.

  • Low Flying Potato
    Low Flying Potato

    Farmers will not report sick animals. They are all afraid of getting blame or losing face. The reaction to this pandemic is more like they want to kill most of humanity.

  • FiNNiK

    "Draconian Measures won't help" is something to always keep in mind. Abstinence only classes lead to a rise in teenage pregnancies, prohibition basically created the first gangs and caused a massive spike in alcoholism etc. Innovation will lead to better solutions than simply prohibiting anything that could be slightly problematic.

  • artemisqueen2

    Maybe we should also look at what we are consuming. Bats from the wild should not be consumed as food. Just like in Africa there is education programs to avoid eating bush meat (dead animals)which have been found to be infected by Ebola (why the animal dies). Another example are civet cats which were being consumed and was the link between bats and humans to cause SARS. Haha, was commenting before i got to end of video. Exactly what i mean, we have enough food, wild animals should not be eaten.

  • Argonaut121

    So much important information, so wonderfully presented in just 20 minutes.

  • Lo Ki
    Lo Ki

    Based on some of the comments, I think John's Adam Driver challenges have created a new form of poetry.

  • Ashley Flynn
    Ashley Flynn

    I haven't eaten an animal in four years, and never will again. It's time for us to embrace the future and leave animal agriculture behind, for the safety of ourselves and our planet.

  • Low Flying Potato
    Low Flying Potato

    Gain of function tests and then releasing it on an unsuspecting public and then lie about it for a year or two will spread it faster and deadlier than visiting any bat cave. Ask China. Frozen food was it? Said the WHO. Or Italy? CIA? Lying is not a joke or funny. Lying only corrupts you. Talk about environment destruction China mass killing reefs building islands. China fishing the worlds oceans empty. China polluting more than the rest of the world combined. The vegetables in China are toxic. It's why you never see Chinese produce. Why you should never eat any Chinese imported anything. But you want to guilt the rest of the world into paying for it in any way you can get them to.

  • Octavio Ochoa
    Octavio Ochoa


  • MrLoobu

    Bring on the black cricket jell bars, clearly no one cares about eatting real food in the future.

  • MrLoobu

    "Favoring the ones that make us sick" Yea, other humans mostly.

  • Rafael Rodriguez
    Rafael Rodriguez

    White-footed mice, = Pinky: Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight? Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky - try to take over the world! sad, funny but true

  • MrLoobu

    Yea but if you get the correct drugs you tend not to work at all.

  • Vili Finau
    Vili Finau

    Very well researched and very informative. I am certainly sharing...

  • TheAngryRedGummyBear

    "More lethal than SARS" - No, COVID-19 isn't more lethal than SARS. SARS had a mortality rate estimated at 10% to 15%. COVID has about a 2% case fatality, and that is from John's Hopkins.

  • Tenly2009

    While that last bit about spreading via zoom is funny as hell... there will be a small percentage of people who actually believe that is possible... 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Sarah Kiara
    Sarah Kiara

    maybe people just get sick IDK there's literally a pandemic every 2 years lol

  • Rix Gabriel
    Rix Gabriel

    do another video about Chitan John

  • Clark Dice
    Clark Dice

    *Watching Video from Salt Lake City* Hey!! Just because you’re not wrong don’t mean you should say it

  • Sue M
    Sue M

    The only solution to this and all other problems is Resourced Based Economy.

  • Ada Meleliott
    Ada Meleliott

    See how politicians around the world went the “world from before” to be back...we don’t want the same as before, we want intelligent change so that it doesn’t happen again

    • Jeff Thomas
      Jeff Thomas

      Ada- Another childish temper tantrum. READ MORE!

  • Avaiz Hashmi
    Avaiz Hashmi

    Veganism will help...

  • Wild Vegan Child
    Wild Vegan Child

    Been vegan for over 19 years 😁 I would support a ban on animal agriculture 😁

  • Benadryl Cabbagepatch
    Benadryl Cabbagepatch

    13:28 Was that like a personal attack or something?

  • Ketsueki Kumori
    Ketsueki Kumori

    It should be noted that factory farming has encouraged extensive use of antibiotics causing superbugs. Antibiotics don't always wipe out the intended bacteria, but select for hardier strains of that bacteria. Most antibiotics are broad spectrum, so they don't just target the offending bacteria but can wipe out other non-harmful or even helpful microbes in our bodies causing other problems. They also don't target other microbes like viruses, parasites, etc. Those require different medicine that again can select for hardier versions of the offending microbe.

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    D Legionnaire

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  • Danny Tourigny
    Danny Tourigny

    8:15 Hey you leave my novelty t-shirts out of this you monster!

  • PlaceFantasy

    The NEXT one??? This is a spicy take, glad ur keeping it disturbingly fresh!

  • McJohnson

    1:55 - Oh gee, I wonder what happened in 1980 that led us to be less protected from viral outbreaks...

  • Zippy Ustar
    Zippy Ustar

    Tourism don’t kiss a bat or get shit on/ or eat fruit that a bat may have taken a bit of/ their saliva is like poison to humans.

  • Andriy Predmyrskyy
    Andriy Predmyrskyy

    For those who aren't doing the math, these kinds of pandemics are happening about once a century (and more frequently, now) So spending 30 billion a year only costs 3 trillion dollars to save 16 trillion once every hundred years. Yup, hella worth it.

  • VvswordfishvV V
    VvswordfishvV V

    Yellow journalism and decently put on too at least its better than trevor noah who is just way to fukn obvious

  • Klounas Krv
    Klounas Krv


  • Just Looking
    Just Looking

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  • Anaru Morgan
    Anaru Morgan

    LOVE you blogs John!!!! we are asking for problems, our life styles, our eating [GM] products, laziness and listening to NON professionals !!!!!!!

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  • jackiechan511

    Mr. Oliver is right. If this pandemic is over, we will back to business as usual instead of learning the lessons of pandemics. I guarantee that in the next 25 years, there will be another pandemic that will kill in epic proportions.

  • MasterMind

    Lets all laugh at a humanity that never learns anything, tee hee hee.

  • Sarah Leber
    Sarah Leber

    So if we cut down on meat consumption...

  • ImagoMagus

    There's no covid, morons. Stop the propaganda.

  • Katheryne Mero
    Katheryne Mero

    I'm glad that I watched this video. I was starting to think we were going to actually save ourselves. Nothing like remembering what humanity is actually like. Gee, people- thanks for not letting me down. We'll kill every last one of us yet. There's still time.

  • Jf H
    Jf H

    Please, dont eat racoons,

  • Renee Therrien
    Renee Therrien

    I hate that we need to change the entire fabric of society because what's been built is unsustainable but that the only people who have the power to do those changes would rather watch millions die to make a bit of extra cash money really is the cancer of humanity and its fucking disgusting

  • Ranger A117
    Ranger A117

    Thats why i Play Jurrassic Park roller coaster tycoon, the least problem i have to deal with, its mainly all the maiming lol and eating of the tourists

  • Nadir S
    Nadir S

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  • The Maggie Dress
    The Maggie Dress

    this is Military....well planned and rolled out...contained the entire world....who had the riht to Shut the World...Internet Driven...WEB spread....

  • Stewart Carrion
    Stewart Carrion

    Science, facts, truth, research, smart decision making all diluted by politics and greed. Science doesn’t matter cause people are greedy.

  • Sanaz S
    Sanaz S

    They are changes @ the government level that needs to be done but can we do as individuals to prevent the next pandemic from happening ?

  • sesshokitten

    My dad died 2/13/21 from covid bc a coworker knowingly came to work with covid. His organs and limbs rapidly deteriorated in less than 2 months. He turned 55 December 22 and was healthy. Covid is frightening

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  • Ozarius

    We are all gonna die. Breaking news

  • Evan Blacksburg
    Evan Blacksburg

    That Johnny Depp line was pretty bullshit. Especially seeing as how he is a victim of DV. Fucked up man.

  • Naushad Ulhaq
    Naushad Ulhaq

    The virus was Jack McBrayer

  • Sam Hernandez
    Sam Hernandez

    As one of the few fans you have here in SLC or rather as one of the few fans you have in general... Piss off John P.s J.k I love you, you sexy zoo face man

  • 1DwtEaUn

    As much as I hate to admit it, anything less that $160 Billion / yr is a benefit in cost for a pandemic for the US. Though I think even if we did spend $64 Billion / yr, we'd still manage a major pandemic every 100 years. I also have to agree Covid-19 as bad as it is, is not Major pandemic ala1918 Flu, Black Death, etc. as far as death rate vs infection rate.

  • Akuma

    Once again the real issue is Overpopulation...all of these things derives from having too many people and all of their needs. Keep mating like rabbits you sick fucks, you clearly need to produce an offspring with your own DNA, we need that, it's not like there are already plenty of unfortunate kids with no parents.

  • nate de
    nate de

    I say let the pandemics run rampant. Less people, more room for wildlife, more to go around! Everyone wins except the dead and the dead dont complain!

  • Aaron Smithey
    Aaron Smithey

    were is the episode about my missing stimulus promised to me by biden in Georgia

  • trence5

    @5:40 talk about "bat-shit" crazy... (hears boos) Sorry, sorry - I had to do it.

  • Alex Ernst
    Alex Ernst

    2:45 It's his getaway boat. The next plague could strike at any time...

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    Christopher Sanders

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  • Jacob Trost
    Jacob Trost

    Me: "Well this is a depressing topic. No joy to be had here." *Flat Fuck Friday has entered the chat*

  • Nikhil KUMAR
    Nikhil KUMAR

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    Te'Devan Kriyavan Kurzweil

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  • Sid Mail
    Sid Mail

    Lets all remember as well that after all said and done 1200 + 600 + lets say at this point 1200 is going to put america in a depression after all said and done. This amount is roughly what you pay in taxes alone over roughly on average 2.5 years. Yet the government is going to act like it took a huge loss and double or even triple down on taxes in the future citing being a savior of Americans when they were in need. Keep in mind these "handouts" were spread out over a full year just to let 2 old con men claimed they helped. Lets not mention that countries of origin knew of the infection and did nothing till it was news worthy. Also even when it was addressed people were so desensitized from being lied to from all sides, nobody and I mean fucking nobody believed it till their aunt Karen died of it. How can you be mad about anything when tons of things are upsetting? My suggestion is live like you will not get another chance. I can promise you that you will not. My name is Sid Mail and I approve this message.

  • Oussama0.b

    predictive programming at its best

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    Ahmed Amer

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  • HappyPiqeon

    I thought it was a sky puppy but goth mouse works too.

  • Timothy Rakstang
    Timothy Rakstang

    Really disappointed with this episode, John is pulling punches. Forget the possibility that covid may have actually come from a lab in Wuhan, the next pandemic is likely to come from a lab. Here in the united states alone, bio labs miss handle viruses on a weekly basis causing mini outbreaks that are thankfully contained but there’s a possibility that there will be one that isnt. Human error runs rampant in our high tech bio labs every year. Check the numbers on measles outbreaks and the correlation to bio labs here in the states.

  • juter4397

    Wow these jokes feel weird now

  • Spaceman Dan
    Spaceman Dan

    Remember when he was funny, oh wait he never was....

  • HaploidCell

    tbf the wet wildlife markets are just the tip of the iceberg. Can you imagine what the answer would be/is when Westerners go to South American or African countries all high and mighty to tell them they are "destroying the environment" and that they should stop "encroaching on natural wildlife territories" to prevent climate change and/or zoonose viruses jumping to humans? They'll freaking laugh us out of their country all the way to the airport. They would rightfully point to their current state of affairs and blame the West for it. How many times has the CIA couped and putsched in South America in the interest of resource extraction or simple price setting? Showing up to African countries after the shit we pulled during the colonialisation phase of Western expansion to dictate terms and rules to them after we pillaged their resources is nothing short of impossible. They're all rightfully miffed at the idea that all of a sudden the high and mighty West wants to dictate to them yet again how to do shit after we have kept doing exactly that for centuries in our own selfish interest. Like, when's it time for THEM to extract their own resources on their own terms? It's their jungle after all. How can we - who have largely deforested our own countries (at least in Europe) - show up to them and go "uuuuuh, sorry, but you shouldn't do that". How could they even start to control that, what with the economic state most of these countries are in? Hell, "the West" is still buying conflict minerals from bloody tyrants and dictators in Africa just to make smartphones, thereby supporting death squads, horrendous poverty of the working class, and other heinous practices. And we want to make an ethical argument to these people concerning viruses when most of the population there don't even have access to healthcare?

  • Not SO Fast There
    Not SO Fast There

    "especially in developing areas" - that's the enthusiastic viral human spirit right there ........ JOHHNY !!!! spot on

  • yohanes kurniawan
    yohanes kurniawan

    5:30 or eat it

  • Hyperex

    I work customer retail and there’s still people who refuse to wear a mask or the pit it on but not keep it up.