The World Health Organization: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) 

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John Oliver discusses the crucial role of the World Health Organization, why Donald Trump is skeptical of it, and how his plans to withdraw the United States could have dire consequences.
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Oct 18, 2020




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That termination with the WHO goes in to effect next month. now that Trump is no longer in office can that termination be overturned? and has the Biden administration taken steps to insure that America will still be involved with the WHO? as I continue to watch this video from what John says it appears it can. which also as John says and I quote. "It is the dumbest thing we can possibly do and I mean that fucking literally".
Barry Lichtenstein
WHO, an arm of the UN, called for an emergency meeting on Covid 19; they spent two hours of that meeting condemning Israel. Why arent you mentioning that? Thank God Taiwan is an amazing country as they fought and beat the Covid 19 spread when the WHO and most countries obeyed and refused to send them aid, and then they helped others. (BTW: the Trump administration was the only one in history to back Taiwan.) When did you become such a sell out John? I think you should find the point where you lost all integrity. FU John, we used to trust you You have really evolved into an unfunny d**ck
Prometheus 4 days ago
The last person you'd want to get informed from is some technocratic fascist puppet like Oliver.
Iris Oscuris
Iris Oscuris 5 days ago
I can’t forgive the US. Bye.
Ballas George
Ballas George 5 days ago
I remember, In my socials, I heard people say that the U.N. is bad And when I asked why .. they just said it's bad because Trump said so and they are stopping him at every turn.. And all I kept imagining was a criminal trying to remove the cops from the city because they kept stoping him at every turn ... I may be wrong.. but It sure sounded that way.
Joseph Männchen
Joseph Männchen 8 days ago
Fun fact about literal pipe organs and China: “After 1949, virtually all the pipe organs in China were destroyed, many during the Cultural Revolution. And for 40 years no pipe organs were installed on the Mainland. The first pipe organ installed after the Communist victory in 1949 was the 1989 III/60 Rieger-Kloss in the Beijing Concert Hall.” Vox Humana, 11/1/20
Yo Thisgamesucks
Yo Thisgamesucks 8 days ago
Love watching “it might sound tedious, but it is really important “ with John Oliver
sebastian arbelaez
Don't forget WHO's opinion towards Taiwan
Atle Hassum
Atle Hassum 10 days ago
I'm not from the US, and I hadn't even been born in the 1980s, so I don't think I'm expected to know everything around it. But I didn't know Reagan was such a frighteningly dimwitted numpty until learning it from this show. I mean, is it really possible to be so idiotic that you dismiss the regulations necessary to be able to rely on what networks call news, actually can be trusted? I mean, come on! Thanks for keeping me and everyone else educated on why things are as f*cked up as they are.
Jordan Swart
Jordan Swart 11 days ago
The far right’s hard on for China will never cease to amaze me
Tarielka Roldán
Tarielka Roldán 13 days ago
"if you listen to Mike Pompeo, which you absolutely should not..." Proceeds to show a video of Mike Pompeo
pemb bini
pemb bini 13 days ago
Looking back so I never forget why it was so important for us to get that asshat out of the oval office his whole term was a long series of set backs
Bill Weeks
Bill Weeks 14 days ago
I'm fine with the withdrawal. I'd like to see us also withdraw from the UN. And make them pay rent and income tax.
Wayne Igoe
Wayne Igoe 14 days ago
Given another year, he'd have probably pulled out of the UN too... The man knows how to pull out of anything... Except a woman.
Fox 17 days ago
Dejan Jovanovski
Dejan Jovanovski 18 days ago
Ok so lets pay 43million and have a seat at the table. Why are we always paying? We have hungry people here but we gotta pay 450 milllion for WHO? Not cool
Jeff Reams
Jeff Reams 18 days ago
Look who's not leaving the World Health Organization now in July 2021.
Nick Good
Nick Good 18 days ago
China lovers
Aniket K
Aniket K 19 days ago
14:03 ... “good humanitarian partner around the world” ... & I thought China lies so much!
Jaden Cutcher
Jaden Cutcher 19 days ago
Donald Trump addressing Xi Jingping as "President" while standing in front of interpolated flags of the United States and fucking India is a perfect summary of whatever the fuck he has been doing in the White House for 4 years. Oh wait nevermind addressing Xi as President is a western media fault and Trump is just parroting that, also appropriate.
Moldveien 20 days ago
Pulling out of the WHO is definatly wrong, but the WHO is also bad, for anyone wondering its bias, take a look at the reporter asking one of its executives about Taiwan, where he first pretends to not hear it, second pretends the call lost connection, and then finally throwing it off by saying "we already talked about China"
Moldveien 15 days ago
@Jose Perez Well I agree with leaving political adgendas out of health policy, which is exactly why I wanted their numbers represented, but more so their actions, but I get how that is a pipe dream, but I don't think it should not be critiqued either way. I do enjoy discussing with you though as you atleast are willing to entertain my position instead of just ranting at me, so thank you, it's a rare thing on the internet :)
Jose Perez
Jose Perez 15 days ago
@Moldveien China will never allow ROC numbers or representatives to hold any special significance beyond that of any other regional Chinese government. For China, Taiwan is just another region and nothing more. Any display to the contrary is met by fervent CCP condemnation and escalation. If you don't play by their rules, they don't play with you at all. In my eyes, the WHO made the right choice to cave to their demands. They had a public health mission. To let personal ideology or sensibilities stand in the way of that mission would be a fault.
Moldveien 15 days ago
@Jose Perez I am aware of this, as I said pulling out was the wrong choice, I am just putting this context here for people wondering where the whole WHO is in China's pocket angle comes from. I am not outraged I think my comment was rather straight to the point, the reason why I belive Taiwan should be included atleast as a observer or in some other form like being Chinese Taipei as they do in the olympics is beacuse they have had a very good response to the pandemic and there are valuable lessons to be learned from its approach. This is me speaking from expirience as I was traveling in Taiwan when the pandemic kicked off in spring last year, off course Taiwan is a sore spot to deal with in international politics I am not so deluded to think any country should recognize the ROC, but I think trying to find a middle ground so they can share their DATA and findings to benefit the world as a whole should be taken seriously.
Jose Perez
Jose Perez 15 days ago
Recognize Taiwan = lose relations with China. The WHO simply could not afford that during this pandemic with Wuhan at the epicenter. The WHO, just like the US, France, and Germany, chose to get its job done rather than pick this losing battle.
Jose Perez
Jose Perez 15 days ago
The United States doesn't recognize Taiwan as separate from China. Look it up. I can count on my hands the number of nations that recognize Taiwan. Just a bit of context to your outrage
Germae Anne
Germae Anne 20 days ago
John, your knowledge on orgy management is oddly specific.
Marika Fragen
Marika Fragen 20 days ago
I don't like the WHO much. Some of the shit they've pulled at the behest of the Gates Foundation is criminal.
Donde Merlin
Donde Merlin 21 day ago
Good Reagan joke.
Darragh Ryan
Darragh Ryan 22 days ago
Thank god biden won
Rich hot Commie
Rich hot Commie 23 days ago
yes sir. the chinese propaganda including wear mask, wash hand, keep distance, have covid test... dont do that. and you are right, the virus are made and spread by ccp, i sugess to steal and copy those poisen gass used by someone in WW2,directly and quick, dont want to see those low IQ and brainwashed western suffer in their stupid life.
Rich hot Commie
Rich hot Commie 23 days ago
pandemic comes: china: lock down city, build hospital, building maskfactoy, doctors assisted Wuhan from whole country West: oh thats just illness of Asians. then focus on blaming china ,blaming WHO, Toiletpaper, debating if wear masks...everything but VIRUS.
Rich hot Commie
Rich hot Commie 23 days ago
i was knew about the virus spreading on chinese tik tok, the next morning i went to phamacy to buy masks ect, and they were sold out, every phamacy in my city. in next few months, i buy almost everything online, wash hands after touch anything, wear mask when go out. ...so have you ever thinking" that illness of small Asian will never do somthing to me?"
CC Overview
CC Overview 23 days ago
The WHO was shown to just eriterate Chinese propaganda without doing any investigation of their own. Leaving that organisation was the right decision.
T Lindsay
T Lindsay 25 days ago
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!
T Lindsay
T Lindsay 13 days ago
@Jose Perez Thanks! I appreciate your willingness to see another angle
Jose Perez
Jose Perez 15 days ago
@T Lindsay oh, I hadn't considered that angle. Well, it got me to look it up. Nkce job
T Lindsay
T Lindsay 15 days ago
Thanks for your advice! Part of the process of advocating for change is appealing to public forum so that others may also learn and advocate for change
Jose Perez
Jose Perez 15 days ago
Nobody that works for the HBO will ever read your comments. Write a letter or make a call. Writing these comments is like putting a complaint in a bottle and throwing it out to sea, hoping that one day John changes his stance.
film theory
film theory 25 days ago
Its amazing that something can go from being that wide spread to completely gone for no reason within a couple years......so coronacold
Jarid Winters
Jarid Winters 25 days ago
Too bad that he was exactly right, watch the shitshow interview in which the who representative is terrified to even say the word Taiwan because they know if they acknowledge Taiwan as a free country from China the overlords won't like it.
Jose Perez
Jose Perez 15 days ago
Not a single western government recognizes or has talks with Taiwan. They deem their national interests more important than a picking losing battle over ideology. The WHO deemed their mission more important than this battle too
Geordan Neville
Geordan Neville 28 days ago
The who
goldmemberpb Month ago
Hearing Trump talk for those briefings makes me sound like Shakespeare. Going from Obama to him is like moving out from a mansion to a motel.
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larry west
larry west Month ago
I could not agree with you more. I have been telling people about how much of an idiot trump is since well before his dumb ass t.v show. and yet I have neighbors who claim he is a great leader and knows business better then anyone yet take zero time to look into the facts and believe anything the man says. I think the real problem is the morons in this country who voted him into office. let them not wear masks and maybe with any luck nature will do its job and get rid of the morons and those with a brain will go on in a much nicer and safer and kinder country.
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Mike Magnuson Month ago
Can somone go to ifunny and explain this? It is a dumpster fire over there
teemoIRL Month ago
The WHO has only repeated China's statements on the virus and it's origins tho, so to say it's not just literally true doesn't make it ok that instead of pushing the fact China isn't allowing any form of investigation into the origin of the virus isn't a good move which was Trump's complaint against the WHO. Obviously don't claim it's from a lab in China without hard evidence but don't say it definitely isn't either without an investigation. Every expert Ive heard believes it's a very likely possibility
Anghus Morgenholz
Because donny wanted to steal that money. And his childish whim is more important than any number of human lives.
Anghus Morgenholz
There was something terrible going on now that terrible is waiting to go to prison.
Anghus Morgenholz
I remember my small pox vaccination it hurt and looked horrible.
A P Month ago
China should be heavily punished for creating and spreading Corona virus. China's claim that there is lowest damage due to COVID in China, this itself proves that they were well prepared and aware about their fatal experiment s before creating & spread of the virus.😠😠😠
arthur king
arthur king Month ago
Biden won! We're back in the Paris meetings as well as the WHO
hedgehog3180 Month ago
Only the US will set up an organization like the UN to try to legitimize it's own geopolitical actions and then get upset with that organization later on because it sometimes does good things and then start to leave it.
michael jordan01
WHO is one of the most corrupt organizations i seen. They are definitely a puppet to China. Agree or disagree
Kevin Brooks
Kevin Brooks Month ago
On a scale of 1 to John Oliver talking about trumps fuck ups how mad are you?
Lawrence Maweu
Lawrence Maweu Month ago
And because of this, we now have a vaccine from China and Russia. That just sounds weird. A vaccine from China?
Amanda McCallum
Amanda McCallum Month ago
Despite Trump and his B.S. the WHO did screw us to keep China happy. Most countries had legislation that the moment the WHO declared a pandemic the legislation became active and plans started. The definition of a pandemic is a virus that is endemic on more than one continent. The moment the virus started appearing in Europe the WHO should have declared it but in order to keep China happy they waited, thus world governments waited instead of acting. The WHO needs to respond to this.
julian galindo
julian galindo Month ago
Do have one on our gov. ability to stop news that they claim will harm national s.?
Nicole Mouser
Nicole Mouser Month ago
It’s nice to he here now and be like “holy crap, we dogged a bullet”
Andrei Orha
Andrei Orha Month ago
Not caring about Trump at all, but WHO did 'condemn' USA actions of stopping flights from China and encouraged other countries not to do so, and it praised China after China tried for months to cover and lie about the new virus, up to imprisoning doctors that tried to speak out. WHO might need diplomacy, but they also need credibility, and right now they have none for praising China. If "Nobel" for peace would give the award to Hitler posthumously, they would lose credibility, and rightfully so (the little credibility they have anyway). So no, it's not just acting late, arguably WHO helped the spreading of the disease and praised the ones responsible.
Andrei Orha
Andrei Orha Month ago
Perhaps pulling out of WHO is not the best course of action, but it's a shared fault. WHO can't just ask after all they did to just forget about it and continue on, they should have changed something. First thing, Tedros Adhanom should have been booted instantly once the virus spread outside China and retract their praising of China. Maybe WHO is not a China pawn, but Tedros Adhanom sure seems like one, and China propped him up after he messed up so badly. As long as Tedros is still in WHO, that institution has no credibility.
Brandon B
Brandon B Month ago
I find Trump as despicable and incompetent as anyone, but that doesn't mean *everything* he says and does is wrong. As the saying goes, even a broken clock is right twice a day! He's right about the WHO, they've become a propaganda machine heavily controlled by China. When they originally announced that masks didn't help against the pandemic they were straight up lying. Yeah perhaps it was for the greater good so that there would be supplies for healthcare workers, but that doesn't make it okay. They still knowingly lied and spread misinformation that was bad for people's health in order to further an agenda, which is a dangerous line to cross regardless of the justifications. People shouldn't just forget that. As far as I'm concerned they lost all credibility then and there. As for there pupetting to China, just look at the effort they spearheaded to change the name from Wuhan Virus to Covid19. By the time it hit the West they were already initiating the change so we didn't see the stark difference. But for the first couple months it was steadily The Wuhan Virus. Ontop of that, there proclamation that it has no connection to the Wuhan Virology lab that worked on bat viruses just a couple blocks from the wet market is total whitewashing. As for the cost sharing, maybe he could have worked harder to reverse the decision to lock the funding, so that other countries would pay a fair share. But then again it's totally understandable that he just said enough is enough, given all their other corruption.
herman bean
herman bean Month ago
Jeopardy? More like leopardy
Myra Bae
Myra Bae Month ago
I agree with John Oliver 99% of the time...not this time! China is hiding something and dragged their feet to combat it
Adam Kaufman
Adam Kaufman Month ago
The who?
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Amateur Terminator
Are you guys on a CCP payroll? After today's Atlanta segment I'm quite certain you are. How disappointing.
johnny rocket
johnny rocket Month ago
John do you want to change your views of the WHO being a shill for China after the higher ups of the WHO dodged questions on Taiwan.
Amber Dent
Amber Dent Month ago
Honestly, even if it wasn't more nuanced than the way Trump put it, the U.S. government literally pisses more than $500 mil, and for that matter, so does China. Like fuck.
luna vondeling
luna vondeling Month ago
why people just can not respect the science and not taking those politicians seriously
Jayden Van Canne
Oliver talking about having to stay at the table to be able to pass reform gave me strong Brexit vibes.
DIBIS Month ago
WHO Cares :))
Stan Month ago
Raegan's neoliberal policy is to save on everyone except the oligarchy.
Stan Month ago
The real cooperation between countries will start only when the means of production will pass hands to the working class. Before, every company, every country will compete with each other, play against each other to extract profit, no matter what's at stake.
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Yeetus Month ago
Yeah oliver is wrong on this one.
devalapar Month ago
This channel is very informative.
devalapar Month ago
How is it possible that Fox News can lie so openly without facing a consequence.
Arshad Khan
Arshad Khan Month ago
WHO played covering up covid origin. We are seeing in new reports WHO failed and played down as china wanted but I guess crazy orange face was right...😂😂😂
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Jeff Astle
Jeff Astle 2 months ago
Its sure funny how every show that decides to go hog-wild on its politics goes directly into the toilet. John Oliver's entire schtick is built on blunt-force honesty. But I can find multiple instances of intellectual dishonesty in the first 3 minutes of this. Not a good look at all.
Chi Gal777
Chi Gal777 2 months ago
I so much agree and have agreed that we should "literally" stay in the WHO. What do we expect "literally" from Trump anyways....he's "literally"" screwed up our beautiful and wonderful country while campaigning on "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGA????" NO ONE HAS EVE RMADE ME "LITERALLY" SICK SUCH AS D.TRUMP!!!!
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BLADEMANDAD 2 months ago
it is true thou, the WHO fuck ups brought us to where we are today..
Jiji Thattil
Jiji Thattil 2 months ago
America's withdrawal from WHO is a lot like India's farm laws. Neither has legal basis or best interests of concerned in mind.
Beat The Great
Beat The Great 2 months ago
John has talked a lot about "basic orgy management" these last few years. This is getting suspicious.
Harshal Agrawal
Harshal Agrawal 2 months ago
Besides the map of India depicted is wrong. Maybe something else u should check.
Harshal Agrawal
Harshal Agrawal 2 months ago
Good heavens. The Who did not visit every single door to eradicate small pox in India. Give some credence to the Indian Govt. for same for taking the effort to the last home. Very biased.
ghawkins816 2 months ago
China lied, WHO complied, and Americans died..... Bars! He freestyled that, you can see it on his face.
Sanaz S
Sanaz S 2 months ago
He mentioned WHO was very slow to declare public health emergency during polio outbreak in 2014. Did US or other countries questioned them about that & find out why ? Probably not & that's why same thing happened for Covid outbreak in 2019
TheRedPandaCat 2 months ago
18:09 This was only 4 months ago, and there's already another 330,000+ corona deaths in the US.
Daisy Boafo
Daisy Boafo 2 months ago
What can I say, Trump is a big C.
Enrique Cohen
Enrique Cohen 2 months ago
John Oliver is saving the world and I hope he knows it.
Jordan Callicott
Jordan Callicott 2 months ago
Nobody wants the US anymore we just have no choice until you guys finally go the way of other powers in history like the Roman empire and the British empire ect
Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand 2 months ago
psst, the taiwan question
Lana G
Lana G 2 months ago
OMG, this is March 2021 has anyone in the gov, now since Trump didn't get elected, contacted WHO and saying "nevermind on that withdrawal"
fabio springer
fabio springer 2 months ago
WHO handle the beginning of the pandemics really badly. All the things they said not to do Taiwan did and they are they had the best results among countries. But guess what we can't talk about Taiwan because China will get mad. Trump is a idiot so is anyone saying WHO did nothing wrong
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Please do not be like Trump, he drinks too much soda, be unlike him.
BeezWhizz 2 months ago
"china lied, the WHO complied, and as a result, many Americans died." You lied and I died? Okay Georgie.
Retro CreaTbJ
Retro CreaTbJ 2 months ago
Thanks for the orgy tips John, very much needed
eddebrock 2 months ago
WHO is nothing more than China's lapdog.
gaming 8179
gaming 8179 2 months ago
The vid was very instructional. I've been trying to search for an instructional US-first vid that informs the ideas in this US-first video. 👩‍⚕️ That explanation at 1:17 is my fav. Your lesson totally reminds me of the vids of Dr Ethan! Doctor's demonstrations are helpful and I really learned a lot for my finals. I recommend you check his US-first out and give Dr Ethan a subscribe! 👉 #DrEthanTips
mangana215 2 months ago
For a country that is completely anti regulation, they sure love to regulate and block the rest of the world
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