Bias In Medicine: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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  • 19/08/2019 को प्रकाशित
  • John Oliver discusses the roles that gender and racial bias can play in medical treatment.
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  • Medical Legal
    Medical Legal 7 घंटे पहले

    I once chatted with a doctor from the US. Im a medical student, and the way he talked, the sense of entitlement and arrogance put me off. The idea of being a humble doctor was inconceivable to him, the idea that doctor can be limited in his efforts to treat a patient was not entertained. To him, he was god to the patient, and when i asked him what happens if he loses a patient, he dismissed me by saying that will never happen because he is that good. How can you be a healthcare professional if you dont realize how fragile a human life can be?

  • Lowland Raised
    Lowland Raised 8 घंटे पहले

    Honestly my Dr hates us all equally. I came in having a massive asthma attack and he prescribed me a steroid pack and sent me out the door while still having the asthma attack. Luckily and quite ironically his office is attached to the hospital which I walked to and got admitted for 5 days before they, again ironically, asked why my dr did not admit me to the hospital to begin with given he is the Chief of Medicine at the hospital.

  • Steve Bulbow MD
    Steve Bulbow MD 11 घंटे पहले

    Where the fück did these supposed "doctors" study "medicine"? In the back alley?

  • Jamie Howington
    Jamie Howington 12 घंटे पहले

    That comment about Black people having a thick skin, is what they believed during slavery.

  • Landcervelatwurst
    Landcervelatwurst 14 घंटे पहले +1

    Every time i hear about education in america, even for doctors it seems, i am so happy to be european. I can't imagine having a medical professional not taking me seriously, if that happened to me, i would just leave and go to the next.

  • Montesama314
    Montesama314 18 घंटे पहले +1

    Hey, ever wondered why the opioid epidemic seems to largely affect whites more than anyone else? Hmm...

    • momo penguins
      momo penguins 17 घंटे पहले

      1) no I didnt 2) wait thats a good point 3) does it really (oof), I would research this but I assume you know a bit about it so you can explain and all I would have to do is fact check

  • Justin Mochi
    Justin Mochi 19 घंटे पहले

    So the people who spend decades getting degrees at these liberal, socially progressive colleges like Harvard are racist/sexist? Ok I didn't like them anyway.

  • Felix Loewenich
    Felix Loewenich 20 घंटे पहले

    Too white to talk about it? That's such a stupid idea

  • Karl Renner
    Karl Renner 22 घंटे पहले

    Donald Trump is the Billy Graham of bigots.

  • Hugh Manetti
    Hugh Manetti 23 घंटे पहले

    God knows I love John Oliver.

  • Madeleine Waters Media
    Madeleine Waters Media दिन पहले +1

    Amazing piece and I love Wanda so much. I’m surprised he didn’t mention Serena Williams blood clot story tho- that was some insane racial/ sexist bias

  • XzTS
    XzTS दिन पहले


  • Zain Hakeem
    Zain Hakeem दिन पहले +1

    Unfortunately, this is a fantastically naive consideration of this issue. It completely ignores the issues of Bayesian diagnostics, harms of over diagnosis, and the opiate epidemic. I love your show, Mr. Oliver, but I'd ask you to follow me on hospital rounds for a few days to learn the truth behind the so called medical "bias". This episode completely misses the actual issues and challenges.

  • badem
    badem दिन पहले

    what a load of crap!

  • Cheyenne Le Hale
    Cheyenne Le Hale दिन पहले

    Seriously, "Bring A White Man" is an effective way to get good medical care. If I go to the doctor or ER alone, the medical professionals don't listen, or worse, leave me in a room alone, for hours, to receive zero medical treatment prior to being sent home, but if I drag one of my white male friends along, to basically repeat everything I say, I receive actual medical care.

  • Mohammed AlModhayan
    Mohammed AlModhayan दिन पहले +1

    There is bias, I don’t think it’s straight forward gender or racial bias thou.
    It’s income bias.
    Hear me out here.
    Whites are more likely to earn more income than blacks, therefore, they are more likely to be treated in better hospitals or by better doctors.
    Same goes with gender. Males are more likely to earn more income than females, therefore, they are more likely to receive better and more expensive medical treatments than females.
    To measure gender bias or racial bias here, you need to look into countries where income and medical treatment are not correlated. In other words, look into countries where medical services are free and equally distributed.

    • Mohammed AlModhayan
      Mohammed AlModhayan दिन पहले

      And no. Wanda Sykes is not a representative here and can’t talk about bias medicine. She’s rich, and no doctor is going to mistreat Wanda.

  • Marissa Enriquez
    Marissa Enriquez दिन पहले

    When we accept that sexist & racist institutions exist we collectively create that fiction in our lives and misconstrue the world around us. Sure there are racist people but this is victim hood mentality straight to the brain. These stories are personal anecdotes. The far and few chosen out of countless cases. These articles are hand picked.
    I’m just saying
    I used to believe all this stuff.
    Now if you research a little on the other side you see the motives of both parties.
    (dem & rep)
    Democrats talk about color and sex all the time. All these topics to distract and separate us. GOP talks about actual policies and reform - they’ve always stayed the same. Dems stick their finger to the twitter wind. And they’ve become socialist because of it.
    I’m sad to say he supports their agenda to the T
    This is what he gets paid to do. To get into your perception. It’s so easy with comedy man

  • Jonathan Locke
    Jonathan Locke 2 दिन पहले

    Would love to see a patented Oliver Rant(tm) about Lyme disease showing both sides of the medical and research controversy, but emphasizing how little funding there is for resolving these controversies. Even as tick-borne illness and Lyme disease explode into a global pandemic, expanding into Canada where it is forecasted in Climate change-related research to become highly endemic in all areas east of the Mississippi River, PTLDS remains one of the worst and longest running controversies in the history of medicine, having raged for more than 30 years. We owe it to the cumulative 70K to 2M patients suffering from long term health problems related to Lyme disease infection to provide the funding to resolve this issue.

  • Hurri
    Hurri 2 दिन पहले

    So John, Jesus was as white as it gets after all. And take this with a pinch of salt.

  • Daniel Choi
    Daniel Choi 2 दिन पहले

    John, please do a segment on "stem cell" centers that are manipulating desperate patients into paying thousands of dollars for treatments that don't work and actually harm patients. I saw these patients personally while in residency at the University of Miami hospital. It is absolutely shameless what they do.

    • Daniel Choi
      Daniel Choi 2 दिन पहले

  • El-ahrairah
    El-ahrairah 2 दिन पहले

    I don't want to be "one of those people" who seems like i am attempting to dispute Wanda's points. But i have not had a white doctor since like the mid 90s. I think they've all been Indian, maybe Pakistani.

  • plantgirl69
    plantgirl69 2 दिन पहले

    This is so stupid because women are proven to tolerate pain better, so you'd think that if they're complaining about something it would be taken seriously

  • Anonymous Baros
    Anonymous Baros 2 दिन पहले

    I believe everything. But you realize the transgender community contradicts a lot of this.

  • Angry Armenian
    Angry Armenian 2 दिन पहले

    Doctors are mostly indian or asian.. they talk about white man is the doctor? a doctor is someone who goes to school and works hard to become a doctor regardless of the color of their skin. This is show is seriously full of bullshit.

  • Angry Armenian
    Angry Armenian 2 दिन पहले

    what is he talking about? women get treated better for pain.

  • Ar Ziel
    Ar Ziel 2 दिन पहले

    Wait a Minute John,what about: that many Americans have no medicare.
    I thing many People who need a Doctor but dont have whould give a fuck of race/gender bias🙊
    Because first Problem is to have a Doctor or medicine.
    The Secound is: Pay the fucking Medicare a abort for woman or not🤗
    So the Problem begins in America really early before crisis core for gender or race is open.
    Best regrads and good Show again.

  • Matilde
    Matilde 3 दिन पहले

    Couple weeks ago , i went to see my doctor for a strain on my right shoulder. Silly me, i thought i was going to get X-rays or MRI or an muscle relaxer Rx....Ha! I was sent home with naproxen 500mg which did nothing at all.

  • phyzzx
    phyzzx 3 दिन पहले +1

    OMG, I just love every time he rips business daddy, but this was especially amazing.

  • Logan Not the one from Marvel
    Logan Not the one from Marvel 3 दिन पहले

    You must be a doctor...because you just saw the extent of my patience

  • K J
    K J 3 दिन पहले

    I’m a disabled woman. After a surgery, I was pretty sure I was developing pneumonia, likely from intubation because my immune system sucks. It is a big concern after the type of surgery that I had. I had to go to the ER *3 times* before they’d do imaging on my chest, and I only got it because my dismissive male surgeon wasn’t there and I instead had a female ER doctor.
    Shocker, I had awful pneumonia, severe enough that I had to get IV antibiotics! They were seriously concerned for my safety. And the doctor told me that my surgeon or his nurses should have given me a spirometer (lung exerciser) to prevent the development of pneumonia, but they never even mentioned it, even after I came to the ER complaining of lung issues!
    Now, my husband comes to most of my appointments and I am always taken more seriously.

  • Thomas Korn
    Thomas Korn 4 दिन पहले

    dear Mr. Oliver. Please just stop with the fear mongering and lies. You're worse than Glen Beck

  • PointingOutObvious
    PointingOutObvious 4 दिन पहले

    Don't forget money bias. My $poor$ aunt was left in the hospital bleeding into a coma in the brain to death. Then hospital got the audacity to ask for her organs. My classmate got rupture vein in the head and she got a helicopter ride to a hospital with a surgeon waiting to save her, which he did.

  • T ZB
    T ZB 4 दिन पहले +1

    "Pesky hormones" like testosterone! Oh, wait...

  • Terry Fulds
    Terry Fulds 4 दिन पहले

    This is racist... not all black people are poor, and not all white people are rich...

  • Leonard M
    Leonard M 4 दिन पहले

    White people keep telling black people. Nothing is wrong, we didn't do anything, we aren't doing anything to you.
    Black people keep telling the world. These white fucks won't leave me alone.
    The world keeps telling black people we are your enemy and we are trying to get rid of you.
    ..........Do you blame the some black people for the mindset they may have?
    Being Bi-racial. I really do see both sides of the fence.

  • chanchan524
    chanchan524 4 दिन पहले

    Only the experienced doctors in the ER will order a full cardiac workup for women, as what he said is true. Their symptoms can be very subtle compared to men’s symptoms

  • Tim Beaton
    Tim Beaton 5 दिन पहले

    "...I'll bet you clap on the One and Three..." Brilliant!

  • sai chand
    sai chand 5 दिन पहले

    I am a doctor, and I agree with most of the things he says...... bias is real in most of the parts of u.s and serious steps should be taken to deal with that. However, it is true about people from different races having different biology.... it's not me saying that, its years and years of research and it is very important for a doctor to know these differences to give a better treatment.... but, I dnt think blacks have thick skin or bad nerve endings, that's just bad research.....

  • frank tartan
    frank tartan 5 दिन पहले

    "Get more non white doctors" are you kidding me?

  • Jon Smith
    Jon Smith 5 दिन पहले

    I only regret that I have but one like to give for my country!
    Wanda, thank you.

  • HerculeseFurball
    HerculeseFurball 5 दिन पहले

    My sister died because of this. She went to the doctor because she wasn’t feeling well - dizzy, tired, body aches and the doctor told her she was probably coming down with a cold or the flu and gave her a prescription for antibiotics. Less than 24 hours later she was dead.
    She was having a heart attack.
    The doctor did No tests. No cultures. No other inquiries.
    Gave her a prescription and sent her on her way.

  • t Time
    t Time 5 दिन पहले +21

    That poor husband. What a horrible thing to have to think about and question

  • Cassandra Brookover
    Cassandra Brookover 5 दिन पहले

    And if you are fat. Basically unless you're a cis heterosexual white man.

  • putsome basilonit
    putsome basilonit 5 दिन पहले

    Is it even slightly possible that the people that get the most dranatic over the littlest shit are less likely to be believed when dramatic over something actually serious? For devil's advocate's sake, work it from both ends - don't just keep thinking the other side than you are on in any scenario is 100% of the problem.

  • WillJM81280
    WillJM81280 5 दिन पहले

    So you’re saying men and women are different? Be careful, you’ll stray into proving some of the alphabet people wrong. You’ll have to study those differences and emerge with facts. You can’t go around spewing scientifically proven facts nowadays, people will get offfended.

  • icarusfx
    icarusfx 5 दिन पहले

    I’m a white man. I spent 5 years pleading with doctors about pain and numbness only to be told I was fine. The reality was that I had MS and it was slowly destroying my brain and spine.
    Some doctors just suck.

  • Matt The Pharaoh Wizard
    Matt The Pharaoh Wizard 5 दिन पहले +2

    also there is an over weight bias. No matter what I go to the doctor for they blame my weight. I am just told to lose weight and that will fix everything.

    • Metaphysics
      Metaphysics 2 दिन पहले

      Then stop complainin n lose weight you fatty 😑😐🤷

    • Thomas Korn
      Thomas Korn 4 दिन पहले +1

      It's not bias; its fact. you are fat, lazy and retarded.
      Listen to your doctor.

  • Alex Wymore
    Alex Wymore 5 दिन पहले

    I was thinking about this last month when I broke my foot. I went to the doctor, and they asked me how bad the pain was. It was swollen and looked painful, but it really didn't hurt that much, so I said a 3. They wouldn't believe me. They thought I was just trying to tough it out and insisted on giving me pain meds even though I didn't need them. Meanwhile, my mom fell down some stairs, tore something in her shoulder, and had to have surgery. When she said the pain meds weren't working and that she needed something stronger, the doctor treated her like a drug addict and wouldn't prescribe anything else even though she had no history of pain prescriptions.

  • FragDieAlex
    FragDieAlex 6 दिन पहले

    You could also talk about bias against people with chronic illnesses, mental illnesses, disabilities or who are "simply" overweight... the list is way too long

  • GregoriusMagnus
    GregoriusMagnus 6 दिन पहले

    So this episode, titled Medicine is about racism and chauvinism. Out of ideas and topics?

    • Thomas Korn
      Thomas Korn 4 दिन पहले

      Mr Oliver started out with no ideas...and has been stuck ever since

  • Brian Hensley
    Brian Hensley 6 दिन पहले

    I wasn't assigned my penis John.

  • basilmemories
    basilmemories 6 दिन पहले

    A note on female-bodied heart attack symptoms, since I had one less than a month ago. First, It may feel like gas/acid reflux. Mine came because of diabetes (and because I couldn't afford the meds at the time), and so at first it felt like i was having a high blood sugar episode... which I was, but some of the symptoms overlap. So if you have the ol 'beetus or gastro issues, keep an eye out for other concerning symptoms. Next I had major TMJ, aka jaw pain and tightness. Thinking I just had some nasty internal fussery and jaw flareups, I figured that a restroom trip might help at least one of the problems. Not really, and the next major clue was the feeling of my upper arms being squeezed like I had two very upset pythons wrapped around them. At then I called the emt's juuust to be safe. The emt didn't notice a bad reading, but he also had known women that were showing little outward signs of pain (because they were used to dealing with pain), but were having cardiac issues, so he figured a trip in would also be the best. "probably nothing, but better safe than sorry, it's probably an anxiety attack though. Don't worry, we'll take care of you".

    That guy? Amazing. Hats off you and your team.

    Anyway YEP it sure was a heart attack, but there's the thing, heart attacks don't come in one size. You got your major "kill you right-a-fucking-way" heart attacks, and one of the other types you can have is a smaller artery trying to collapse on you, which is what I had. I was lucky, I knew that female-bodied individuals were different with heart attacks, and my case was minor enough that my screwing around and not calling the emt wasn't a fatal delay. I'm also lucky that I had doctors who listened and treated my 36-year old ass having these symptoms as a red flag, instead of something to dismiss. Either way, learn something from me: if you have any of those hot mess of symptoms, get up to a doctor and make sure it's nothing. if they refuse to check your blood for those elevated troponins, push hard for it. Be that annoying asshole that won't let up. Either they do the test and one of you'll be right, or they'll have to explain what they feel the problem is (in detail), or in the time it takes to argue, your symptoms will become bad enough that they'll have to take care of them.

    One note though, be firm, but polite. Being an asshole just gives them a mental excuse to dehumanize you more. being polite but resolute in your actions is key. Let them know that you value them as a professional, but that you have a concern about doctors being dismissive about the symptoms of marginalized groups. Mention the studies where doctors admitted that they treated overweight patients worse than patients with a standard BMI, or the other studies that show this unfortunate trend. Be sympathetic and say that you don't expect the doctor to fall into that problem, but it is a concern that you'd like put to rest. Either way? Thank them for listening, or thank them for addressing your concerns.

    And if they STILL won't treat your ass, politely ask for a copy of your chart and don't leave without it. Medical staff tend to put down friggin' everything in a case, just in case that matter needs to be reviewed, and it gives you (or next of kin, if they were wrong) answers about the choice they made.

  • G S.F
    G S.F 6 दिन पहले

    I love this guy he is so Woke ! Like I always watch his videos 😌🙌🏼 I learn a lot !!

  • Derek Schnell
    Derek Schnell 6 दिन पहले

    Hack, doctors don't care about vaginas or color. They care about money. Oliver is lamer every show!

    • GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER
      GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER 15 घंटे पहले

      They’re talking about subconscious bias. Doctors aren’t slighting their patients on purpose...

  • luka leskovec
    luka leskovec 6 दिन पहले +20

    dear mr. oliver. you made me watch the real housewives of nyc. it sucked. i hope youre happy.

  • Adrian Lopez
    Adrian Lopez 6 दिन पहले

    I LOVE Wanda fucking Sykes!!

  • Jared Brandt
    Jared Brandt 6 दिन पहले +1

    Ha, there are people out there who think white males get better care...bahahahahahaha!

  • Jack Landis
    Jack Landis 6 दिन पहले +39

    Notice he said "sex AND gender bias". God bless you, John.

    • Montesama314
      Montesama314 18 घंटे पहले

      @Thomas Korn You do know sex and gender are different, right?

    • Thomas Korn
      Thomas Korn 4 दिन पहले +4

      wow.. I knew Oliver was mostlyi retarded..but that's full retard right there.

  • Benjamin Hill
    Benjamin Hill 6 दिन पहले +1

    Another thing is queer bias. I have trans friends that are just treated like trash after the staff find out they aren’t cis.

  • Austin Oliver
    Austin Oliver 6 दिन पहले +1

    I mean mistreatment is awful, but different races may very well have slight differences in their coagulation--at the very least in how common different coagulopathies are

  • parisa azami
    parisa azami 6 दिन पहले

    It's Never Lupus!

  • TheMrFabian1
    TheMrFabian1 6 दिन पहले

    Starting medical school next month. This came along just right.

  • xx mercedes swiftie xx
    xx mercedes swiftie xx 6 दिन पहले

    as a black woman I have never had a issue with my family doctor (a white lady), my doctor I had when I was hospitalized when I had blood clots a few years ago (an Asian lady) was nice and the medical staff were also great. month ago went to the Er with what turned out to be mastitis,later diagnosed by the family dr, and the ER doctor I saw, an old white man, I wasn't sure if he really understood the seriousness of what I had, tho im not sure if that was medical bias or if he wasn't really all there, you know what I mean?

  • xx mercedes swiftie xx
    xx mercedes swiftie xx 6 दिन पहले

    16:58 Michael Jackson's name was cleared and missy Elliot her self called it the Michael Jackson video vanguard award.

  • Grimno
    Grimno 6 दिन पहले +1

    7:07 Dan Gurewitch?
    *Goes to Google*
    "As part of the writing staff for HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, he has won three Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series,” and four Writers Guild of America Awards."
    Oh snap. That is indeed Dan Gurewitch who used to be a writer for College Humor from 2006 to 2013

  • Boltizar
    Boltizar 6 दिन पहले +7

    Broke: There are only two genders
    Woke: There are a spectrum of genders
    Galaxy Brain: There is only one gender but some people have weird hormonal nuisances

  • R. J. Denicola
    R. J. Denicola 6 दिन पहले

    Ive had a doctor tell me i had thick skin... as they were putting me under... for surgery. not sure if that was good or bad

  • Bloodysugar
    Bloodysugar 6 दिन पहले

    Awesome, one of the best LWT ever.
    Though... there's something very wrong in USA, and it impacts even this show : every antiracist thinks all races should be treated equally. But there's no such thing as races, it's just a fake concept, it's the most basic racist concept, integrating it is the very first step of being racist. And then from Europe and many other places in the world we are observing that USA is so fuckin racist that even antiracists are racists.

  • Bruno Der
    Bruno Der 7 दिन पहले

    I get it mr Oliver, White men are the root of all evil. Anythingelse are helpless victims. Good Point.

  • Samm Iannucci
    Samm Iannucci 7 दिन पहले

    I walked in to an old-fuddy-duddy general practitioner's office for possible DVT... I have a pre-disposition to blood clots and was less than 6 weeks postpartum. He Googled my symptoms (severe pain in my left left, like a persistent charlie horse) and told me it's not a DVT. The veins were prominent in my leg, my leg was warm and swollen. He didn't want to do an ultrasound because "it would cost too much." Finally, after we pushed enough he ordered one anyway. Guess what, folks? It was a DVT just above my knee. It gets better. The tech calls him and he TELLS ME "well normally I would have you back down, give you the meds and send you on your way but... It's almost 5 and I'm going to be here until 5:30 as it is with this middle eastern guy in my exam room so you just have to go to the ER and they'll handle it" ... uhm what? You're telling me... because you're already inconvenienced, I have to take my 5 week old newborn and sit in a dirty ER, wait til until god knows when to be seen to just get a simple anticoagulant and go home? Because you want to enjoy your 4th of July, I now have to do that AND pay the ER deductible on top of it?

    And this is why I do everything in my power to work around having to see a general practitioner. They're a waste of precious time.

  • Gobboh
    Gobboh 7 दिन पहले

    13:25 I just LOOOOVE the fact that Alexandra is talking about how her doctors dont believe her and then the interviewer is like "Are you fo real or just lying?"

  • Princess Jello
    Princess Jello 7 दिन पहले

    as a 14 year old girl i went to the ER at around midnight and wasnt taken seriously til i threw up bile and partially digested black tapioca bubbles from the severe pain in my abdomen.

  • Ari Heino
    Ari Heino 7 दिन पहले

    Most doctors seem to believe they're as brilliant as Doctor House.

  • matt pierce
    matt pierce 7 दिन पहले

    Then why do women have a longer average lifespan if they aren't receiving proper medical treatment?

    • GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER
      GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER 15 घंटे पहले

      Because women naturally live longer....
      Men and women aren’t the same bro, neither are our lifespans

    • Jake
      Jake 6 दिन पहले

      google it

  • Miko Leigh
    Miko Leigh 7 दिन पहले

    My gallbladder was messed up for almost 2 years before any doctor listened to me. Every time I went to the (same) ER they’d take an x-ray, give me 1m/l of pain meds and send me home. Even when I couldn’t eat or drink and had lost 15lbs in the two weeks between ER visits they still did nothing. Came back again, had lost an additional 21lbs... still got an x-ray and sent back home.
    Every visit resulted in a clear x-ray and yet they never took any other test. One night I was delirious, pale, and sick af; I’d been throwing up for 9hours straight, and passing out repeatedly, and was in level 10 pain. The residents and physician discussed and came back saying they weren’t going to do anything
    Ultimately my sickle cell doctor sent me to another hospital (he got in trouble for it, despite Vanderbilt doctors repeatedly denying me actual care. One doctor even denied me care and stated he didn’t care what my mom had to say because she was a woman 🙄
    In the end I finally had surgery after two years of complaints and a year of ER visits. I had gallbladder sludge and to this day I struggle with eating and side effects of late term surgery

  • Ulo Magyar
    Ulo Magyar 7 दिन पहले

    And if you could not replace a form of prejudice by another that'd be greeeeeeeeeeat (was pretty funny tbh but if you're going to allow racial humor do it for everybody ;))

  • Ulo Magyar
    Ulo Magyar 7 दिन पहले

    There's no need for more doctors of a particular race, there's need for skilled mds.

  • Ulo Magyar
    Ulo Magyar 7 दिन पहले

    Notice how it all comes down to biological males and females

  • Jack McDutch
    Jack McDutch 7 दिन पहले

    This is a hard subject to talk about, it's also very invisible. But I can't agree with the notion that John Oliver is "too white" and too "male" to talk about these subjects. He got the message across really well. From a personal perspective I never found that my penis nor the colour of my skin got in the way of empathizing with other people? Is this an American thing? Where only people of the same gender and sex as those who are afflicted can advance that populations' interests? Is that why Trevor Noah is only talking about subjects to the extend that it affects Afro-Americans? It's weird, because Hassan Minhaj manages to do all that and more. Thereby superseding the boundries of gender and race. Whilst Miss Sykes' performance was very moving, it really didn't say anything new. Is me not being an American the reason why I don't understand these tactics/ perspectives?

  • RavenRoseProductions
    RavenRoseProductions 7 दिन पहले

    It takes a certain level of arrogance to think that doctors think women cry wolf about their pain. One would have thought better of people who are supposedly intelligent enough to study medicine. One requirement ... is basic fucking biology. Clearly they need to go back to school.

  • 3ICE
    3ICE 7 दिन पहले

    Larry David?

  • 3ICE
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  • Donald Thomas
    Donald Thomas 7 दिन पहले

    That 25% thicker skin myth has lead to x ray technicians giving Black people higher doses of x rays. I remember a college professor telling me about this myth in medical school and x ray tech books more than 10 years ago.

  • shelby hill
    shelby hill 7 दिन पहले

    Do some more stories about Trump’s connection to Russia! It made your show more exciting with the nonstop fiction each week! Where is your credibility this week, John Oliver?

  • Liege DeLangues
    Liege DeLangues 7 दिन पहले

    John Oliver: Racism is bad. Audience claps. Wanda Sikes: "White man have no rhythm." Audience claps.....clap seals, clap for your masters.

  • Saya Bescraft
    Saya Bescraft 7 दिन पहले +20

    Now I would totally call my period " The curse " because it is.

  • Virginia Hall
    Virginia Hall 7 दिन पहले +1

    OMG I love Wanda Sykes. This is so important!

  • Bella Shegitu
    Bella Shegitu 7 दिन पहले

    Not to mention that only females give birth!

  • Maxley
    Maxley 7 दिन पहले

    For more on the bias regarding women and not just medicine I recommend reading a Guardian article called "The deadly truth about a world built for men"

  • Lisa Johnson
    Lisa Johnson 7 दिन पहले +1

    Y’all should do a story on the Make America Straight Again conference. Didn’t exactly happen last week, but oh boy it was bad. But funny. Funny but also bad.

  • Snow
    Snow 8 दिन पहले

    It's really about taking up people's shit just to respect them and love them. That's a good tip to learn in life.

  • Marion Newman
    Marion Newman 8 दिन पहले

    Yesterday, I saw a new primary care doctor that treated me as I didn’t matter. In 10 minutes she attempted to size me up. I am disabled with multiple spine injuries and saw that I am being treated by a pain clinic. She said all of my injuries were no excuse for pain medication. She also made an assumption that I was automatically addicted to the medication. When going over my health conditions, she refused to explain my gene mutation. Since I am overweight, she assumed I ate like crap and demanded to know my eating habits and then didn’t believe me. I told her I quickly just lost over 60 pounds recently. She said I needed to lose weight quicker and force me to have surgery. I already eat too little because of a stomach condition( the reason why I am losing weight. I had a very hard fall last week and I lumps, bruising and sharp pain in several parts of my body. She wouldn’t order x-rays. She told me to drop most of my medications even after I told her that I have had seizures when doctors have messed with that. She didn’t believe that I need assistance. She told me to go to the pool and exercise. My husband and I told her that I cannot get out on my own. I felt small with that woman berating and belittling me.

  • Jackson Zhou
    Jackson Zhou 8 दिन पहले +5

    "I'd like to speak to your supervisor." I'm an Asian immigrant to this country, and learning those words from white people has changed my life!

  • EmpyreanLightASMR
    EmpyreanLightASMR 8 दिन पहले

    Whoever does all the thumbnails for this show has John Oliver almost always sticking two thumbs up.

  • T H
    T H 8 दिन पहले

    Of course the best answer to deficiencies in our modern health care system is by turning back to medicine firmly based in superstition. Anyone relying on Traditional Chinese Medicine (about which only one word in the name is valid) should also start setting aside funds for a Traditional Chinese Funeral.

  • Jehová Jesucristo
    Jehová Jesucristo 8 दिन पहले

    Por te interesa puta por éso eres vestido de vieja eres puta

  • MY Bembery
    MY Bembery 8 दिन पहले +2

    I was accused of beating my 5 year old son and lying about it in the ER. He had poison ivy and reacted so badly that his face/eyes swelled up. I had to stay calm and beg them to look closely at the rash on his face. They hadn’t even treated him but had time for accusations.
    Also, i threw my back out and went to the clinic. The doctor was imitating Groucho Marx and gave me Ibufuckinprofen and an order for 2 weeks bedrest.
    I guess The blessing is that I am not an opioid addict though. Wanda didn’t never tell a lie.

  • J K
    J K 8 दिन पहले

    Are the rest of you just now realizing that most doctors are not scientific? The field is full of people who got into doctoring for money, prestige or even just compassion, but very few who are competent scientific thinkers.

  • An Than Van Man Tan
    An Than Van Man Tan 9 दिन पहले

    Well, I’m visibly “white,” and technically speaking a “man,” so I guess I have a new career opportuntiy

  • Tidalslam
    Tidalslam 9 दिन पहले

    Removing dissenting comments again I see >.