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Everything Is Stupid – Coronavirus Misinformation & Racism | The Daily Show

February 14, 2020

The coronavirus is not
just making people sick, it’s also making people stupid. And the misinformation
going around online is even more viral
than the disease. With coronavirus spreading
rapidly around China and parts of the world,
social media companies are now faced
with another problem: misinformation. Fake alerts suggesting
that Chinese Red Bull, fortune cookies
or mi goreng noodles could give you coronavirus–
all of those fake. One false claim said
that drinking bleach could cure the virus. …eating garlic, rinsing
your nose with saline or putting on sesame oil
help prevent the virus. Really? Some people think
eating garlic and sesame oil will prevent the disease? If that was true, no Chinese
person would have it, okay? -(laughter)
-That’s not a treatment for us. That’s breakfast. It’s like if a pandemic broke
out in Rome, and they were like, (Italian accent):
“Don’t-a worry, “you can’t get the disease
as long as you eat-a -plenty of ravioli.”
-(laughter) And obviously, drinking bleach
isn’t gonna cure the virus. It’s just gonna get
the stains out, you idiots. (laughter) And the coronavirus isn’t
just creating misinformation. It’s also creating
a lot of stupid-ass racism. The coronavirus outbreak
has led to complaints about a rise in anti-Chinese
sentiment around the world. In France, for example,
a regional newspaper has had to apologize
for this headline that used the phrase,
“yellow alert,” while scenes like this one
you’re about to see here are widespread of people
appearing to cover their face just because they’re sitting
next to someone who’s Asian. CNBC is reporting
that Lyft and Uber drivers are refusing
to pick up passengers with Asian-sounding last names
out of fear of the coronavirus, saying it isn’t safe
to pick up those riders. Okay, wait. So Uber drivers
aren’t picking up passengers with Asian-sounding names because they’re afraid
of the coronavirus? Yo, if anyone’s taking
a health risk in an Uber, -it’s me, okay?
-(laughter) Getting in the backseat
of your Nissan Sentra? Yo, this one time
I was in an Uber pool with the monkey
that started Ebola. -(laughter)
-That was crazy! I mean, he lived all the way
on the other side of town. Also, it must be tough
for racist drivers who discriminate based
on Asian-sounding last names, ’cause they’ll be like,
“Robert E. Lee? Nah, I can’t risk it. Mm-mm.” -(laughter) -The point is,
we got stop thinking of this as an Asian virus, okay? Yes, it started in Asia,
but any human can spread it. So if you’re gonna be
a dick about it, you got to avoid
all people, okay? That’s why I spent the weekend
at a Tom Steyer rally. -(laughter)
-He didn’t… even he didn’t show up. But what’s really stupid
is people who seem to care less about the health crisis and more about when
they’re gonna get their stuff. NEWSWOMAN: Tesla tanking?
It was announced that its Model 3 shipments
for February would be delayed due to its Shanghai factory
being shut down and the coronavirus fears. 75% of hockey sticks used
in the NHL are made in China. Those factories
have stopped production to slow the spread of the virus. The coronavirus could slow
shipments of the iPhone. Many of the phones,
along with Apple’s iPad, are shipped
from China’s Wuhan area. Consumers could see a delay
of one to two weeks in getting their phones if
the virus isn’t contained soon. (sighs): Oh, no. You’re gonna
have to wait ten extra days to get your iPhone. I’m sorry all these people dying
is making it harder for you to take night shots of your dog. And so what
if your Tesla’s delayed? Just take a Uber
this week, okay? Unless you’re Asian, in which
case you’re shit out of luck. Okay? I mean, have fun
going alone to the airport, -Ebola monkey.
-(laughter) Wow, Ronny, I’m not gonna lie,
this seems to be a real problem. Yeah, I know. Why is
the Ebola monkey even flying? Like, where is he going?
He’s not wearing a mask. It’s like he
doesn’t give a (bleep). No, no, no, no, I… I mean,
you don’t seem to be worried about the disease itself. Is there any reason
people should be concerned? Oh. Oh, yeah, yeah.
Of-of course. I mean, it’s a serious illness,
and it’s a serious problem. But in the United States,
there’s only 13 confirmed cases. Okay? The greater danger here
is the stupid racism. There’s no reason to be weird
around Asian people. Right, I guess yeah,
because statistically, -they probably don’t have
the virus. -Exactly. Don’t stereotype Asian people. Also, there’s a good chance
they’re a doctor, so they can help you out
if you are worried, okay?


  • Reply Timothy West February 13, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Man covers his mouth when he sees an Asian guy and then goes to the doctors office and finds out his doctor is the same guy😂

    News flash people, they banned travel in/out from China to US two weeks ago, and considering the two week incubation, it mean no one in America has travelled to China for the past 2 weeks.

  • Reply Deen Mirz February 13, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Chinese people living in other countries are facing isolation.. media and government have created this fear..

  • Reply Andy Og February 13, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Fools whiskey cures the virus

  • Reply Zack Tu Nan Zing Hang February 13, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    Am I the only one I don’t find his guy funny at all? Maybe it’s his monotone voice and presentation.

    Btw, I am living the best life in Amsterdam. Cough a few times in crowded public transports, I get immediately seated with some extra spaces.😅😅😅😂
    #AsianLife #AsianThugLife

  • Reply It's always sunny in Goa February 13, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Its the curse of the pangolin, massacre more endangered species and nature will pay you back 10times

  • Reply Yogamannn February 13, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    The Chinese government is lyinggg today they came outta nowhere and said 15k more ppl are infected..

  • Reply Sr. Chiqi Tibum February 13, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Why is this supposedly racist? People who have been to China recently or have had more contact with people from certain parts of China have a higher risk of infection at the moment. Last I checked, the people most likely to have been in China are Chinese people.

  • Reply Rubicon Outdoors February 13, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Garlic is a proven antibiotic, antiviral, and anti fungal.

  • Reply Casanova Virgo February 13, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Lol Chinese people are upset about people being racist towards them. They are literally the most racist people on earth🙄. It doesn't feel so good does it?😏

  • Reply Mia Love February 13, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Coronavirus is not racist

  • Reply SnoopWillPac Gamer February 13, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Who tf came up with the Drinking bleach Part lol I wouldn't recommend that

  • Reply Mrs De Vine February 13, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    The Coronavirus is a zoonotic virus. SARS-associated with the coronavirus. These SARS and MERS are from people eating dromedary camels, civet cat and bats. Maybe China should give out some cows and chickens to their people. Virus are transmitted from person to person mainly through respiratory droplets produced when a person sneezes or coughs and through direct contact with a surface contaminated with infected respiratory droplets. Wash your hands and cover your mouth, is just basic etiquette.

  • Reply Cinnamon 619 February 13, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    I wish Trever wore a mask Hahahaa I would of lost it 🤣

  • Reply Lethabo Ngale February 13, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    In South Africa, people have stopped going to China City and China Mall….

  • Reply bellefish20 February 13, 2020 at 5:12 pm


  • Reply Vani 333 February 13, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    It's obvious it's a political move. They're really trying to mess with Chinese economy and they even mention it every single day on the news that their economy is bad bla bla bla. I hate the U.S so much. Jealous of the best economy in the world. The virus has been around since 2003. Fuck this political move and the U.S.

  • Reply 후쟌 February 13, 2020 at 5:25 pm


  • Reply miskelleneous k February 13, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    sigh that's how us Africans felt with Ebola

  • Reply HistoryIsLove February 13, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    I have many Korean, Chinese, Japanese and Mongolian friends studying all over the world as exchange students. I heard about the rise in racism from all of them. It’s crazy, in south and north america, Europe, and Australia suddenly racism toward asians is on the rise.

  • Reply Tanya Carrie February 13, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Maybe not bring up another virus that also led to a lot of racist tropes while highlighting the racism around corona. It undercuts your position.

  • Reply Vinny Booboo February 13, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    It's so sad that it takes one virus fear to expose the racism even to the most accomplished group in America, which has topped every socioeconomic measure, from highest income per capita to highest ratio of college graduates to everything else.

  • Reply anaci paulina February 13, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    I have been eating mie goreng 3 weeks ago….🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply Rafael Sirens February 13, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Imagine not picking up African sounding last name and cover your nose around them “only because of”Ebola, don’t use diseases for excuses to be fucking racists

  • Reply Assiatou barry February 13, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    I am sorry but this disease is scary. It spread so fast 💨

  • Reply Rafael Sirens February 13, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    I’m Chinese and I live in China my entire life,I’ve never ONCE saw a fortune cookie.

  • Reply Religion LOL February 13, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    It's not fucking racism because they don't want to get a disease you fucking idiot.

  • Reply Timothy Bonds February 13, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    All this controversy on racism is stupid and perfectly distracting us from the reality of the situation, stfu about the racism focus on the virus

  • Reply Abdul Karim February 13, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Stupid westerners are quick to bring death to other nations but scared of a stupid virus😂😂

  • Reply sirkoes187 February 13, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    In Alhambra California is a city close to LA that is heavily populated by Asians and they wanted to shut down the schools over a week ago. Racist I think not. Thank god I don’t work on that side of town.

  • Reply abh15funk February 13, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    Hahahahahaha ! Call it as Yellow Skinned Virus ! 😂😅🤣

  • Reply Curdled CuntJuice February 13, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    Coronavirus was already cured by doctors in Thailand using the same drugs that they use to treat HIV

  • Reply King Mufasa February 13, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    Garlic helps for the virus and bleach for your teeth

  • Reply LaChrisa Watts February 13, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    That ending was Prime😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Reply P2Feener 305 February 13, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    Fuck that shit…I haven’t ordered Chinese food since the news came out.

  • Reply tomchoi74 February 13, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    Chinese Americans also avoid Chinese people because of the virus. I hear businesses and restaurants in LA are effected because Chinese people are not going out as much because did the virus

  • Reply John Nix February 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Welcome to racism my asian brothers and sisters.

  • Reply John Burns February 13, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    The real question is this another Man-Made Virus, used to promote new Vaccines??
    1. A Higher Form Of Killing: The Secret History of Chemical sand Biological Warfare. Robert Harris & Jeremy Paxman
    2. The Strecker Memorandum Video by Dr. Robert B Strecker. Strecker proved AIDS/HIV, Cancers & other Viruses spread through Preventative Vaccination Programs.
    3. This Is A Bio-Attack Alert, March 28, 1986, by Dr. Robert B Strecker & Attorney Theodore A Strecker. Submitted to every member of US Government, Senator’s, Congressmen & President.
    4. Global 2000, Genocide 100 Times Worse Than Hitler. By Lyndon LaRouche.

  • Reply yaoiis4life February 13, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Robert e Lee lol can't risk it 😭

  • Reply Julie Lu February 13, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Ronny you are amazing! It's like you read my mind on this. That's for bringing light to this issue. We need more Ronny segments!

  • Reply Aung Zeya February 13, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    Tbh, people has always been stupid. Corona just make it more ovbious.

  • Reply Mishaal Al Bader February 13, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    White people: say something racist and stereotypical towards Asians
    Asians: this is offensive and racist. Stop stereotyping.


  • Reply Nerd And Geek February 13, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    Bleach- can't catch coronavirus if you're dead

  • Reply Leslie Trotter February 13, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    Robert E. Lee!!! LMAO That was classic!!!!!

  • Reply stefano song February 13, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    garlic and sesame oil is breakfast!

  • Reply City Girl February 13, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    I’ve seen with my own eyes a young Asian woman keep driving pass her passenger because she was black then later said on her report that she didn’t feel safe. The black women who was pregnant and almost due wasn’t a threat at all. I personally knew her from nursing school!! I was standing close to her when it happened , it was disgusting to see . My point is Asians are the most racist and judgmental people. It’s obvious that they have a problem with skin color since a lot bleach their skin !

  • Reply Name Surname February 13, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    I’m here again say that u are a stupid
    Don’t do dis misinformation
    The Virus in China is nightmares
    Please inform ur self and don’t be stupid

  • Reply bcarber0317 February 13, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Oh no listen to the news network that bowed down to China.

  • Reply Andrew Yunus February 13, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Dont worry you can make benefit from sale mask healthy.

  • Reply Zohaib Mahmood February 13, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    just like that don’t stereotype muslims.❤️

  • Reply MediaJunkies February 13, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    They deserve a little racism after making that museum of black people. Fuck them

  • Reply MovieMaker484 February 13, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Just as Noah, Colbert and Oliver , carried on the torch from Stewart, after their time under his wing… I have a feeling Ronnie will someday be the host of his own show— He has his own comedic genius, but you can see his Noah (really Stewart) influence growing… I hope he is passed the torch, when Trevor decides to call it quits .

  • Reply milk February 13, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    To black people this would be a tuesday……

  • Reply Dilini Jayasuriya February 13, 2020 at 8:06 pm


  • Reply dirrenbb February 13, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Robert E. Lee ! Good one

  • Reply Nicole Lollipops February 13, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    I’ll never forget the thread among black girls worried about our weave suppliers lmao 🤦🏽‍♀️

  • Reply piecesofme February 13, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Don’t worry, I hold my nose and run from ANYONE who’s coughing because I don’t have time to catch the flu!

  • Reply Eska eska February 13, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    H1N1 was never called "American virus", although it killed far more people than the new corona virus SARS-CoV-2

  • Reply Britt Waller February 13, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    …..why?! The bullshit I swear to fucking God. I would have cussed every single one of those fuckers out sitting next to that girl. I'm over it!

  • Reply Charlie J February 13, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    I've NEVER met an intelligent racist.

  • Reply Kijas February 13, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    A Chinese woman in London broke advice and TOOK an UBER to the hospital instead of calling for ambulance. She was tested positive for infection. Might be “racist” But might also just save your life and a potential outbreak.

  • Reply Zul Ji February 13, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Finally this asian stareotype really benefit the non-yellow asian…

  • Reply Smart Play Studio February 13, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Here are REAL CLIPS, and TESTIMONIES of people living in the coronavirus outbreak, TRUTHS ARE REVEALED HERE! This man is pleading for people to spread the truth about what is going on in Wuhan! I want to help him spread his message. Here is the link…

  • Reply Wei Zhang February 13, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    how the h1n1 sent to the world in 2009? Chinese didn’t say anything about that, just accepted.

  • Reply Mahir Rahman February 13, 2020 at 8:44 pm


  • Reply Shimoda Kormann February 13, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    No no no my boi. You are a fake asian. You are different from asians I know.

  • Reply GOLDEN LADY February 13, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Soooooo now we’re afraid of Asian ppl now because of things they can’t control. 🤷🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️
    I’m glad I’m black and can survive any and everything.

  • Reply Google User February 13, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    It starts in China every year. I must be a racist for noticing. I wonder if i'm also a racist for noticing every year thousands die from the flu.

  • Reply Im Right U’re Wrong February 13, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    I love Ronnie. But I am guilty of being one of those Asian avoiding people. Sorry (not sorry)

  • Reply Everything Ratz February 13, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    The end tho 😂

  • Reply Lisa Ennist February 13, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Nah.. it's the Chinese New year!! Every is delayed until they go back to work.. which ends on the 8th of Feburary

  • Reply Gulf Coast Beach Billy February 13, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Things I did today:

    -Ran into some old Chinese people
    -Had a nice conversation with them
    -Didn't worry about Corona because racism isn't an anti viral med
    -Bought Zinc

  • Reply Jorge Lucio February 13, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    I don't mean to sound racist but around where I'm from at the park some Asians (don't know exactly) act like we have the Corona virus some are rude they don't respond to my greetings it's like fuck is it so hard to reply or something?

  • Reply Laura Wofford-Brown February 13, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    They love to spread disinformation and fear amongst the public. They also like to pit us against each other. Don't believe what the world tells you, it's one big fat fucken lie. Like the globe.

  • Reply Emmanuel Segura February 13, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    Please Stop eating exotic animals

  • Reply Laura Wofford-Brown February 13, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    OK and how do you know that they came from China or that part of China. I have Asian people come to the store I work at all the time. I Trust trust God to take care of me. I am not going to alienate anybody. I have no idea if they been to China recently or haven't been there for months or years. God bless.

  • Reply Laura Wofford-Brown February 13, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    OK do viruses a hide out on inanimate objects? You know how many things are made in China. Time to stop your paranoia and trust in Christ Jesus. And if you die you souls going to heaven. Better place than here. I'm saved and shall not fear. Amen. May the Grace of Christ Jesus be with you all.

  • Reply Ivan Nierez February 13, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    I think even Chinese themselves will avoid their own kind if they sneeze

  • Reply Laura Wofford-Brown February 13, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    It is a man made virus and they can release it anywhere they want. If they choose to release it here, they can release it anywhere they want. Your government and politicians or are not for you but against you. The self called rich elite want to wipe out much of the population. That's one reason Christ Jesus came to save you. You do not have to fear and put up with any of this shit. If God is with us, who can be against us. Romans 8:31.

  • Reply normie x February 13, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    Stop being racist people! Not cool. On the other hand, no way i'm ordering anything from China on ebay anytime soon. Stop eating KFC deep fried bats you freaks, there's no meat on them bones. For fucks sake.

  • Reply Cent February 13, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Statistically: the flu virus have killed more people in the U.S. so ppl should definitely get their flu shots and wash their hands often.

  • Reply Milky Way February 13, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    China's Communist government says "Islam is infectious desease." What's Coronavirus then?

  • Reply Khaleil Anderson February 13, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    Don’t worry the 500 dislikes are probably bots. #Factsalways

  • Reply Pirate King February 13, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    Bro no offense but his comedic anchoring is so dry/unfunny!

  • Reply efua nyamekye February 13, 2020 at 11:39 pm

    Unfortunately it hard tk even eat in chinese restaurants

  • Reply Alex Hogrewe February 13, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    Bleach will kill the virus, they're wrong. Viruses can't survive without a live host.

  • Reply gisele hsu February 13, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    The most intolerable thing is that the Prime Minister of Denmark should publicly make excuses for insulting China, saying it is freedom of speech!!!!!????Ridiculous

  • Reply R Reed February 13, 2020 at 11:54 pm

    Sorry bae I need my boneless spareribs and general tsos chicken

  • Reply YouTube Moderator February 13, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    It's racist that Chinese people get sick from eating bats? How? Did white people make them eat them?

  • Reply Francis Njenga February 14, 2020 at 12:08 am

    Stereotype Asian people is ridiculous #karma is a bitch this is what happens to Africans in Asia.

  • Reply dokali Jude-Pépin February 14, 2020 at 12:44 am

    “The coronavirus is not just making people sick, it is also making them stupid “ so true smh

  • Reply Luke Kubu Luvevou February 14, 2020 at 12:50 am

    is it stupid how about Ronny Chieng go to china and do a special report about it …lol

  • Reply Tori Purgers February 14, 2020 at 12:56 am

    Dont use uber. Get a licensed taxi where the driver can unionize.

  • Reply Prabhakar J February 14, 2020 at 12:58 am

    Does this chinese guy think he is funny?

  • Reply Gonk February 14, 2020 at 1:09 am

    lol yup all the doctors and dentists are Asian so too bad for u racists.

  • Reply m kilpatrick February 14, 2020 at 1:18 am

    Trevor has the funniest people working with him.

  • Reply sweetazn208 February 14, 2020 at 1:19 am

    Ronney i was waiting for this! Lol

  • Reply Adam Michaels February 14, 2020 at 1:22 am

    Uber drivers dont get passenger last names.

  • Reply Sandra Walker February 14, 2020 at 1:25 am

    Re-upload: The Corona Virus, 5G Technology & The Mad Scientist aka Bill Gates •Feb 2, 2020

  • Reply Sandra Walker February 14, 2020 at 1:28 am

    Who declared WAR on CHINA and released a biological warfare weapon WORSE AND MORE EFFECTIVE than an atomic bomb or a EMP electro-magnetic-pulse …how will China retaliate ????????

  • Reply Alex T February 14, 2020 at 1:33 am

    God media can be dumb at times. And the public ecen dumber. I'm gonna go into a public setting and scream, "I've got Corona Virus!". It'll only be funny because I happen to be Asian. 🙂

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