John Oliver talks possibility of another pandemic on season premiere of ‘Last Week Tonight’

It was the primary episode since his final present, which aired in November, and he lined quite a bit of floor, together with former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, and a stark warning in regards to the possibility of another pandemic.

“If we’re not very careful, the next pandemic could be even worse,” Oliver stated, including, “Now might be the most important time talk about this because scientists attempted to warn us about the ‘next’ pandemic long before the current one hit, and we didn’t really listen.”

Oliver performed a clip from a 2004 “60 Minutes” section in regards to the SARS epidemic which cautioned that another, extra lethal, pandemic was on the horizon.

He mentioned deforestation, urbanization, moist markets and animals as attainable causes of the following pandemic, and steered methods to identify potential well being hazards forward of time.

He additionally warned usto not get “complacent” with the pandemic we’re at present in.

“So for the good of future generations, and in all likelihood, us in a few years’ time, we really need to remember how we feel right now and invest accordingly, because the truth is you never know where the next pandemic is going to come from,” Oliver stated.

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