MSNBC Rachel Maddow, Which was far from the air In quarantine since 6 NovemberShe returned to her program Thursday, explaining her absence in honor of her longtime partner, artist Susan Mykola, and issued an enthusiastic warning about the danger of COVID-19.
Cable news host, Broadcasting from her office at home Explaining her makeup-free appearance by rejecting her sense of humor, she revealed that the “close contact” she was exposed to, as her quarantine was explained during her absence, was Mykola, her partner for more than 21 years.
Madhu, 47, named him Thursday to Out100 List Celebrities, activists and journalists from LGBTQ + said it came negative for the coronavirus but Mykola, 62, became seriously ill with the virus after testing positive two weeks ago.
“Susan has been sick with the COVID virus for the past two weeks. At some point, we really thought there was a possibility that it would kill her. That is why I was away,” she explained, adding that Mykola is now recovering.
Corona virus quarantine:MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is in quarantine after positive “ close contact ” tests for COVID-19
In an extraordinary elongation of character, Madu, a Rhodes scholar known for his deep analysis of national politics, moved poignantly about her relationship with Mykola, as a way of explaining to viewers the deep fear of losing a loved one.
“If you know anything about me outside of TV, if you ever know me personally, the most important thing you probably know about me is that I am in love. Susan and I have been together for over 21 years. It was love at first sight. That never waned. It’s the center of the universe, “Madhu said, shortly before taking off her earphone and turning away from the camera to check the sound in the room. (“Something is making noise. I’ll be right back. Look, I’m home. I have to do this myself,” she said, adding that she had to “MacGyver” home broadcast.)
When she came back moments later and reconnected all of the broadcast wires (“This is how a sausage is made”), she describes her relationship with Mykola as a planet and her as a satellite: “I am one of the lucky ones in this Earth that has such a life. It is the center of my life. It is the organizing principle of my life. My relationship with Susan is the only thing at the end of the day that I will kill or die for without hesitation. ”
With that as a presenter, I explained the fear of losing Mykola before delivering the good news: “The bottom line is that she will be fine. She is recovering. She is still sick, but she will be fine. We are no longer afraid as we were, but I really didn’t feel like things Going well at first. “
Then she used her story “Warts and Everything” as a warning for people to do everything they could not to catch COVID-19, including canceling Thanksgiving travel as she confessed: “That’s bad.” She gave a broader warning about the escalating epidemic and that hospitals were too full to accommodate more patients, but then she took her back to her personal story of trying to get home with those who watched her.
“No matter what you think about your life and whatever risks you are willing to take on yourself, this is not how this works,” she said. “ What you need to know is that he is the most important person in your life, and which person you love more than anyone else, and what you care most and cherish in the world, this is the person you may lose or spend weeks all night in a state of dread going out And contacting doctors everywhere and trying to figure out how to keep this person breathing and discharging the hospital. “
“I was going to move mountains to be sick for the past two weeks instead of Susan. I would still give anything in return. But this thing doesn’t give you that choice,” she said. “You will not necessarily be you. You will be the person in the world that you care most about. How can you bear that? All you can do to stop this is move the sky and the earth so that you do not get it or state it.”
Madhu concluded, “This thing is as scary as hell and all I was willing to do to risk it, don’t do it. Just don’t do it. This is what happens to me.”
Madhu then clarified that the quarantine will end soon and that she will be presenting her offer from home until that time. Then I started discussing today’s news.