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  • Published on Jan 12, 2019
  • A study shows many people who think they have allergies don’t, U.S. hospitals must now list their treatment prices online, and a self-driving car hits a robot pedestrian.
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  • The Paleo One Project

    Yeah, If you only test on the IgE, then you only see the reaction on THAT blood marker. However, you CAN react to things that don't show up on that test. You just aren't going to die. So, you technically can't call it an allergy, but you can call it an intolerance. This is not a new concept, and it didn't start because of a fad.

  • Gary Cooper
    Gary Cooper 7 days ago

    Gluten intolerance is real, but it’s rare. If a real doctor, with a medical license and everything, diagnoses you, then you have it. If not, you’re just following a fad. If you think you’re allergic to gluten, but you can’t tell me what gluten is, you’re not.

  • Bernhard Rudofsky
    Bernhard Rudofsky 10 days ago

    dear trevor. the appendix is on the other side

  • tomakze
    tomakze 11 days ago

    Yes, some people say they are gluten intolerant when they are actually totally fine... And then there are those people like myself with Celiac disease. Definitely not faking that, I have blood panels to prove it. Gluten messes me up bad. I did not choose this!

  • Bban no
    Bban no 15 days ago

    I have a serious allergy to work really you! Have any idea how difficult is my life?
    NOT AT ALL

  • Trent Tyner
    Trent Tyner 19 days ago

    I feel like lying abt allergies just makes it hella hard for people with actual food allergies being taken seriously

  • Tiggertron
    Tiggertron 20 days ago +1

    Lmfaoo "self-driving car mows down robot pedestrian" 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣 .. but I'm mad they gave the damn robot a eulogy! and read the story like a hit and run murder lol smh these people man

  • Leslie Meier
    Leslie Meier Month ago

    I've been saying this forever

  • Njörun Ránsdóttir

    “My wife and three toasters” 😂😂😂

  • Njörun Ránsdóttir

    As someone who could actually die eating shellfish after my asthma and shellfish allergies co-developed in adulthood, I miss the HECK out of lobster and crab, so it agitates me a little when health-fad-nuts make things more difficult for those of us who have real allergies by making us all look like liars and assholes. Also, I’d eat the hell out of that crab if I could, so for Christ’s sake enjoy it on my behalf if you can (if you like it) and stop yer bitchin’.

  • paloma piromana
    paloma piromana Month ago

    probably the robot was called edison

  • DJBlizzard74
    DJBlizzard74 Month ago

    Bot on bot violence.... such a travesty

  • Matt Phillips
    Matt Phillips Month ago

    Fuck this racist show.

  • funkie1221
    funkie1221 Month ago

    And I just keep thinking that here in Germany, thanks to universal healthcare, I paid a whopping 30€ (35$) for the removal of my appendix.
    And that was only because every day you spend at a hospital they charge you 10€, I'm guessing so that homeless people don't pretend they're sick just to sleep somewhere warm for free and occupy beds.

  • The Captain
    The Captain Month ago

    4.3 million subscribers!?? Godless 🗑.

  • J E
    J E Month ago

    Jon Stewart's son nearly died from Celiac Disease and he's using the platform Jon built to try to convince people that it's all made up. Jon Stewart needs to come back and boot him off the show.

  • Pattman Smith
    Pattman Smith Month ago

    Everything is imaginary.

  • Bryan Moreno
    Bryan Moreno Month ago

    Bitch ass americans, *aa choo

  • lforlauren
    lforlauren Month ago

    It’s cute to think it costs only 80k to become a doctor

  • ILa Ali
    ILa Ali Month ago

    Imaginary? When the goddamn AMA and study of psychology stop unlawfully making 80 subject test groups of unknowing patients they and the fucking pharmaceutical industry make humam lab rats out of and money off of you can holla back about imaginary allergies and phanthom hypercondria. Until then miss me with that bullshit

  • Angelica Nelson
    Angelica Nelson 2 months ago +1

    Just 5 years ago, the FDA published its first ever guidance on labeling of gluten free products. Before that, from the 1950s to 2014, all people with proven Celiac or valid IgE mediated anaphylactic allergy to gluten, gluten ataxia, gluten triggered psychosis, gluten triggered migraines, and general gluten sensitivity, ... had to make their best guess for gluten free foods. The reason it's a 'trend' now is because food companies have been responding to the FDA guidance, sometimes in a positive way, by providing labeling, and sometimes negatively.
    One of those negative ways is to attempt to discredit the need for labeling by influencing opinion on social media. www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/Allergens/ucm362880.htm It's really sad when people make jokes in irresponsible ways, that can hurt people, without ever checking to see what the FDA has to say about it. FDA is far from perfect, but Trevor and lots of misinformed people could've saved themselves the embarrassment of putting foot in mouth, by just checking the site.
    Premium food ideas have always been very profitable, Grass Fed, Organic and Gluten Free, not to mention Vegan, and Paleo labels all increase profits for everyone from farmers to manufacturers, shipping companies, and stores. They also spur innovation. They don't fit the plans of chemical companies though, who prefer to plan for a food system that requires the use of chemicals to produce food (glyphosate ripening of grains, fertilizer dependence, antibiotics as a growth enhancer, etc..).
    If you want to understand more about it, go and see the website "Cornucopia Institute" which is a watchdog for Organic food producers, or the website "Gluten Free Watchdog" which does the same for GF labeling. If you really want to capitulate to the chem co's, hey go ahead. I'll be on the side of the clean food / slow food people though.
    And what's driving the criticism of GF is probably more corporate oriented than any concern for health. Don't be fooled into thinking we're living under a government. We're living in the world created by corporations that are currently poorly regulated. Trevor just directed us to stand in the way of an oncoming bus by ridiculing food sensitivity, in particular gluten-related allergy. It's irresponsible and short sighted.
    It would've been funnier to make fun of the study's probable biases or funding or to show how it compares to other studies done on that subject. Science is not perfect, not until humans are perfect.

  • KJ Boulware
    KJ Boulware 2 months ago

    The state of the world is so bad that we now have robot on robot violence.

  • Hetherwick Ntaba
    Hetherwick Ntaba 2 months ago

    That Ebola comment was NOT ok !

  • libratigerpictures
    libratigerpictures 2 months ago

    Charge yourself $80,000, then you'd be rich? Don't you make like $4 million a YEAR?!

  • Donald Ducko
    Donald Ducko 2 months ago

    And many men who think they’re really women aren’t.
    #biology

  • T Mox
    T Mox 2 months ago

    My mental health meds are necessary. My condition is not from lifestyle so there’s nothing I can do about it. If I don’t get my meds I will cost a lot more from my symptoms going out of whack. I am unfortunately one of the lucky ones. Honestly the lion’s share of my financial means is because I chose not to have children. I can only imagine how heartbreaking it is for people who want to be parents and have to make this decision for $$ reasons.

  • Gaming Dreamer
    Gaming Dreamer 2 months ago

    3:40 Racieset

  • African Explorer
    African Explorer 2 months ago

    True on the African Bit... We got more important issues than allergies but I've noticed a lot of city folks getting weird western diseases and allergies... Yeah, the KFC chicken and domino's pizza be doing its thing....

  • limeonion
    limeonion 2 months ago

    “Your mom was a Roomba” LMAO!

  • Julianne McLaughlin
    Julianne McLaughlin 2 months ago

    “Yo momma was a roomba” LOL

  • Cute Cats and Kittens
    Cute Cats and Kittens 2 months ago +1

    This is so ignorant I almost want to stop watching The Daily Show all together. I have severe food allergies including peanuts, tree nuts, soy, apples, and peaches and yes I went to an allergist and had a skin and blood test to confirm. My food allergies literally effects every aspect of my life and it is very socially isolating.

  • Catherine Iyoha
    Catherine Iyoha 2 months ago

    Whatever they took out, it ain't your appendix honey - not on your left side lol.....

  • Queen of My Universe
    Queen of My Universe 2 months ago

    uhh Trevor your appendix is on the right...😎😉

  • BuffaloThat
    BuffaloThat 2 months ago

    I recently started attending a funeral service school and the first rule we learned in ethics was that it's a law in NY to give prices over the phone to any one who calls and asks for prices even if they are not looking to make arrangements. Anyone who comes in we give them a paper with a list of prices (that we go over with them and/or that they take with them) of the funeral home expenses because not all homes charge the same prices so people do like to look around and we are required to tell anyone the prices at any time asked. Apparently Funeral Homes will get "secret shoppers" as well to make sure workers are adhering to the proper laws and conducts and the most common one is calling and asking for pricing. I wondered why hospitals didn't do the same.

    • BuffaloThat
      BuffaloThat 2 months ago

      One time a hospital charged me $80 for ONE Ibuprofen.

  • Danielle Dickson
    Danielle Dickson 2 months ago

    Medical student here, sorry Trevor but your appendix is on the right side not left.

  • Annie-France Cheriki
    Annie-France Cheriki 2 months ago

    Lol, Trevor is showing his left side when talking about an appendectomy.

  • SugoiRyan
    SugoiRyan 2 months ago +1

    Omg what is this? Trevor, this is spreading very horrendous information. Okay actual people who know something, know but when you have a real allergy and you consume stuff that don't work for you, you actually die (anaphylactic shock). I died twice almost, only the hospital intensive care saved me. - Besides these food allergies where this came from for me, you also can have very serious allergies for animals, dust mites and more- and they have a incapacitating effect.

  • TechAztech
    TechAztech 2 months ago +1

    Hospitals and Health Insurance are the BIGGEST SCAMS in America.

  • Porkchop Sandwiches! God that smelled good.

    We need medicare for all + national price controls on care/procedures.

  • Sierra Ferguson
    Sierra Ferguson 2 months ago

    So funny loool

  • Buckle Up!
    Buckle Up! 2 months ago

    Makes me wonder about the food itself I honestly don't believe it's 100% food. That or it's pumped with to may chemicals.

  • PJ Tippett
    PJ Tippett 2 months ago

    Im also suspicious (but respectful) of folks and their allergies. Most have never been tested for anything. Once long ago I ate cooked crab, just crab. Later that evening broke out in horrible hives all over face and neck. Scared me off crab until weeks later news reported high mercury counts in that seasons crab. Been eating it ever since no problem.

  • Elder Lemon
    Elder Lemon 2 months ago

    gf sensitivities don't exist lol gluten allergies and celiac diseases do obviously. most people feel mildly like crap after eating bread is because of the commercial yeast. slowly leavened bread with long living yeast strains are what we should be eating (sourdough is amazing). because the body can't properly ferment shitty commercial yeast. it rises too quickly to keep up with consumer demand for wonder bread. buy local slowly leavened bread and watch how quick your 'allergies' stop.

  • CyberdelicXP
    CyberdelicXP 2 months ago

    Stop machine on machine violence!

  • Imperator Titus
    Imperator Titus 2 months ago +1

    i'm african never left africa and i've actually have an allergy right now

  • Joshua Reaper
    Joshua Reaper 2 months ago

    this made me die
    Trevor: but seriously in Africa like food allergies ain't even a thing. Now I know your thinking " well that's because in Africa you don't have food", no we have food you racist its just rashes are impossible to detect when you have Ebola.
    actually funny story my friend broke his arm and we wanted to take him to the hospital and he said no I'm good i don't wanna pay 100,000$ for a cast lmao

  • Liza Tanzawa
    Liza Tanzawa 2 months ago

    Hey, MORE GLUTEN FOR ME!!

  • ìFåГt Mägîç
    ìFåГt Mägîç 2 months ago

    Anyone else dance to the end song every. damn. time?

  • Richard Servello
    Richard Servello 2 months ago

    The robot getting hit was actually fake..it was a promo for something.

  • DAT DanyBoyy
    DAT DanyBoyy 2 months ago

    The hospital bills now are BS, to pay them so much money, like we have a lot of money.

  • Ihate People
    Ihate People 2 months ago

    I have an allergy TO people. I hate people with all my heart . I WISH I WAS DEAD

  • nickolai bernar
    nickolai bernar 2 months ago

    says symptoms. not that they dont have the allergy just that they don't show

  • Patricia Bogan
    Patricia Bogan 2 months ago

    Love you Trevor! ALSO! ...the food source (GMOS, Pesticides) affects the increase in food "allergies". We need to stop MONSANTO!

  • íncσgnítσ uѕєr
    íncσgnítσ uѕєr 2 months ago +1

    OMG imaginary allergies, oh no we better build a wall to keep them out 😁

  • iquanyin
    iquanyin 2 months ago

    not hypochondria, just not knowing the difference between a true allergy (the immune system goes to war; you could even die)) and an intolerance (digestive system freaks out; not life threatening)

  • L Jaw
    L Jaw 2 months ago

    I am allergic to pecans and it kills me, not literally, but also maybe not yet? I think it's because I grew up poor and in the country. We ate them from the trees everywhere and overtime my body stopped wanting to be so destitute? Like Bish, you are 30 and not that poor now...stop.
    My Grandmomma made authentic Georgia pecan pie. Now I can't eat pecan pie at Christmas, but I think I just need an epi pen, her recipe and go to town.
    Also, pecans hurt on the inside and coming out too.

  • curtis rinck
    curtis rinck 2 months ago

    Did he point to his left side for his appendix?

  • Manuelita
    Manuelita 2 months ago

    I swear when it comes to social issues the US reveals its true nature. Unbelievable.

  • William Fuchs
    William Fuchs 2 months ago

    Your gonna regret that last comment in twenty years when the robot me2 movement starts searching for your robophobic rhetoric

  • Francisco Rodriguez
    Francisco Rodriguez 2 months ago +1

    Racist white Tesla assaults colored Robot. On other news, Chairs Union demand equal treatment and to allow for positions on top of the Table. Vinegar creates a bitter argument over Honey's sweet economic forum. Also Strawberries, forced to wear cover for exposing their seeds. This and other news, when we return.

  • Trine Langohr
    Trine Langohr 2 months ago

    Well, if you don't have healthcare, then you probably won't go to the doctor to get checked for suspected allergies. You'll just "self-diagnose" to stay on the safe side. Had tomatoes yesterday? Threw up tonight? Probably allergic to tomatoes!
    Got stung by a bee? Arm swells up? Allergic to bees! (I remember one contestant in ANTM season 1 seriously making that claim. Apparently she didn't know what a bee allergy actually is.)

  • Drex Ferguson
    Drex Ferguson 2 months ago

    I had a friend when I was a kid who's saliva was like acid. She ate at our house once and her fork was bent and "melted" looking, she also had weird blue eyes, like they were purple looking and her whites of her eyes were purplish white. Her and her mom had no furniture at their house and moved a lot. She only stayed for the summer and left suddenly. She used to freak us all out and make us laugh by spitting on things and they would turn black or sizzle, one time a piece of wood started to smoke. I think she was a fuckin alien or something.

  • Tucker Bowen
    Tucker Bowen 2 months ago

    i think the robot thing is a Tonya Harding-style scenario. the car didn't want to be upstaged.

  • Olivia Pendergast
    Olivia Pendergast 2 months ago +1

    You don't have to be allergic to gluten to be sensitive to it....

  • B Marti
    B Marti 2 months ago

    the best thing about those pretend allergies is that they sometimes end up becoming real allergies later in life. serves them right. people faking allergies don't deserve to go out to eat and cause trouble for every establishment they visit.

  • Laura Strong
    Laura Strong 2 months ago

    😂😂😂 Trevor

  • Angelica Nelson
    Angelica Nelson 2 months ago +1

    Ohhh Trevor, you're going to trigger everyone now with that gluten comment. Really way off base there dude. Way off base. 80% of people worldwide with Celiac disease are not diagnosed at all. The highest rate int he world is probably in Algeria (that's right, Africa, man!), or Pakistan. Neither of those places is it possible for those people to avoid gluten. They die of strokes and or organ failure. It's absolutely tragic. Have some mercy. Celiac is not an allergy, although some people do have an IgE mediated allergy to gluten. It's a protein that acts as an opiate, can trigger psychosis in people who are sensitive (even if they aren't celiacs), and can trigger balance and muscle weakness in gluten ataxia (also not celiac, but causes a rare kind of brain damage). It's actually under diagnosed. Wheat has been bred to have way more gluten than ever before so it's triggering more and more of these illnesses now. It's being sprayed with glyphosate just before harvest which sensitizes people to it because glyphosate disrupts nerves too. We've created a monster.

  • S TA
    S TA 2 months ago

    "Only thing ya mother fuckers alergic to is a good time" hahahhahaha this segment was amazing!! Hilarious!!

  • DoctorWeeTodd
    DoctorWeeTodd 2 months ago

    In an international study Mozambique and Tanzania had the highest reports of food allergies from parents of children 5 and older. African countries.
    waojournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1939-4551-6-21

  • Luna Morgana
    Luna Morgana 2 months ago

    80,000...?? Tell me you're joking...! My sister's husband got surgery on a triple hernia in his back including two nights' stay and they paid 300 euros, meds-room-specialist-surgery-meals included. And no, they have no special insurance, it's basic health care here. And yes, it's quality health care. And yes, you get to choose your own doctor and hospital.
    What the hell, America??

  • C Tran
    C Tran 2 months ago

    While this might be a good step to have hospitals disclose their prices, ultimately its private insurances who are the ones to blame and the fact we don’t have universal healthcare. I can’t speak for every hospitals, but keeping their prices a wild secret unfortunately is the only way they can keep afloat when faced with cost cutting demands from insurances.

  • Kattywagon29
    Kattywagon29 2 months ago

    Displaying the price doesn't change the fact that they charge to damn much in the 1st place.

  • Adam Martin
    Adam Martin 2 months ago

    Okay, which politician got that hospital regulation introduced and passed? That person deserves a medal.

  • Liz C
    Liz C 2 months ago

    It's not grains that make people sick, it's the additives in all our prepared food which are getting people sick. No bread is just wheat, flour, salt, and yeast. No ingredient label on the back will ever have less than 5 ingredients (unless it's at a high end specialty market). To keep large box stores full, we have to put in additives for shelf live and a lot of those are sourced from industrial byproducts. Until more Americans start growing their own food, this issue will continue.

  • Nylak Otter
    Nylak Otter 2 months ago

    I'm currently too sick to move, and have been for three weeks, but I'd rather lose my job than go to the hospital.

  • Akitten84
    Akitten84 2 months ago

    I definitely don’t have allergies but I find it amusing that I sneezed a second after tapping on this video.

  • I'm older than my parents

    I use that as an excuse to avoid drinking anything that has alcohol in it.

  • Katheryne Mero
    Katheryne Mero 2 months ago

    I don't most people who claim to have an allergy to gluten even know what it is. It's our latest catch phrase- like gotcha before it. Everything says its gluten free, things that don't even have gluten in them like milk and ice cream. It just goes to show people are reacting hysterically over things that they haven't even bothered to investigate. And in six months, it'll be the next big made up thing.

  • Karine Bartelle
    Karine Bartelle 2 months ago

    Road-bot

  • Randy Savage
    Randy Savage 2 months ago

    Damn I thought that robot was J-5 from blankman.

  • Factory
    Factory 2 months ago

    Yeah what Robot on Robot crime? maybe we should focus more on that

  • BetterLifeAhead
    BetterLifeAhead 2 months ago

    The food allergy study is basically a PSA on why you don't fucking self-diagnose. Seriously, if the test isn't positive you don't have the allergy. The problem really isn't doctors over-diagnosing. If anyone at the Daily Show had actually read the study they would have seen that most of those people diagnosed themselves or were diagnosed by a homeopathic person, chiropractor, alternative medicine practitioner, or some other pseudo science bullshit person.Allergy doctors will only diagnose you if you have a positive test result. It's a yes or no, no sensitivities, no intolerance.

    • Angelica Nelson
      Angelica Nelson 2 months ago

      Oh for goodness sake, what you said is counter to even the most mainstream medical advice: www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/food-allergy/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355101

  • dr 335
    dr 335 2 months ago

    Any operation in Sweden will set you back 25-40$. Socialism and taxes > american "freedomz"

  • JamieLan2011
    JamieLan2011 2 months ago +1

    Actually, both the robot and the car were in on the insurance scam 😂

  • razi uddin ahmed
    razi uddin ahmed 2 months ago

    i remember trevor talking about his appendix operation in one of the between the scenes segments...
    he commented that he could go to africa, build a hospital , get his operation done there and then come back to usa and still have change in his pockets

  • Alex Landherr
    Alex Landherr 2 months ago

    Maybe get a proper doctors notice before braggning about allergies...

  • Robert Ketteringham
    Robert Ketteringham 2 months ago

    It WAS trying to get hit by a car, because the whole thing was a marketing stunt, in the original video you can see the rope they used to pull the robot over.

  • BabakoSen
    BabakoSen 2 months ago

    You know there's something called intolerance that isn't an allergy but still makes food feel like playing crocodile dentist with a game set that gives you e coli when it bites

  • koujimoreno
    koujimoreno 2 months ago +1

    Tip if you need an ambulance: Call uber.

  • Otto Von Bismarck - uh oh,

    *_ROBOT WAR I!_*

  • Jenalyn McLin
    Jenalyn McLin 2 months ago +1

    I'm allergic to soy, but when I eat out the food service operation either doesn't know what soy is or does not have the necessary allergen information on hand. If I want to eat outside, I have to look up the information online and unless it's a fast food corporation, there usually isn't any chart. The other day, I called ahead to a breakfast diner to see their options for people with soy allergies and they said they could accommodate me. When I got there, they told me that everything they had uses a base of soybean oil except for oatmeal and fruit. Less than a week ago, a pizza place could not provide information, so I ordered a salad without any dressing. The salad had some kind of vinaigrette, and I had a reaction to it a few hours later. My favorite interaction with someone however, was by far the following:
    Me: Hi, I'd like to know the allergy information pertaining to soy.
    Cashier: Um, we have gluten free pizzas.
    Me: No, it's soy. It's different.
    Cashier: What do you mean by soy?
    Me: Like soy lecithin, soybean oil, etc. Anything with soy.
    Cashier: So like, soy sauce?
    Me: Yes.
    Cashier: I'll go check.
    Me: *waits*
    Cashier: Okay, so we don't have your information, but like, you won't die, right?
    Me: Umm... No?
    Sorry for the long rant. As a person that wants to go into food service as a career, I just wish places made their allergy information readily available to the public, at least for the top eight allergens.

  • Jai T
    Jai T 2 months ago +1

    UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE, we are the only 1st world country that does not have it😒

  • Omar Jimenez
    Omar Jimenez 2 months ago

    The Tesla clip was staged by the company that made the pedestrian robot

  • Megan Hoang
    Megan Hoang 2 months ago

    i love trevor so much

  • Thortok2000
    Thortok2000 2 months ago

    They actually don't know why that robot was in the road. Apparently it was pulling a Johnny 5. However after getting run over by the car, the reboot for the short circuit movies apparently got cut short

  • Powerhouse band
    Powerhouse band 2 months ago

    “I eat bees everyday” hahaha!!!

  • Yoana Batres
    Yoana Batres 2 months ago

    too much money for fake medicine

  • Musawenkosi Khulu
    Musawenkosi Khulu 2 months ago

    Trevor is amazing and rep us very well as south Afrikans...Amandla

  • Caden Young
    Caden Young 2 months ago

    Wow thanks for lowering yourself to that level and attacking us GF eaters 😜

  • Think Gorilla Beats
    Think Gorilla Beats 2 months ago

    😂😂😂💪