Rachel Maddow is backing the CDC’s current suggestion in opposition to vacation journey with a strong message of her personal. In a Nov. 19 episode of her eponymous MSNBC present, the political commentator revealed that her longtime associate, Susan Mikula, was recognized with COVID-19 two weeks in the past. “At one level, we actually thought there was a chance that it’d kill her, and that is why I have been away,” Maddow mentioned within the clip. “I might have completed something — I might have moved mountains — for it to have been me.”
The information comes shortly after Maddow introduced a quarantine after coming into shut contact with the virus. Maddow, who examined detrimental for the virus, has been in quarantine since Mikula’s analysis, bodily separating herself from her associate — whom she describes because the planet to her satellite tv for pc — in addition to her MSNBC coworkers. Whereas Mikula has gotten “sicker and sicker” over the past a number of days, Maddow now is aware of that her signs are bettering. She mentioned, “The underside line is that she’s gonna be effective. She is recovering. She’s nonetheless sick however she’s gonna be OK.”
As many households plan to make exceptions to distancing rules to see one another for the vacations, Maddow insisted that they rethink their preparations. “For Thanksgiving subsequent week, you actually are going to have to only have it at house with out individuals coming over,” Maddow mentioned. “And, yeah, that’s going to suck. However that’s going to suck a lot lower than you or any person in your loved ones getting this and getting sick . . . This factor is horrifying as hell.”
In some states, instances have increased over 100 percent in the last two weeks, in line with NBC, with hospitals filling up and unable to soak up new sufferers. Surges in COVID-19 instances are solely anticipated to proceed within the coming weeks as the speed of vacation journey will increase throughout the nation. “No matter you’ve calculated into your life as acceptable danger, as inevitable danger — one thing you are keen to undergo by way of this virus as a result of, statistically, hey, most likely, it is going to be effective for you and your family members — I am simply right here to let you know to recalibrate that. Frankly, the nation wants you to recalibrate that, as a result of broadly talking, there isn’t any room for you within the hospital anymore,” Maddow mentioned. “For the sake of your nation, you possibly can’t get sick.”
“It will not essentially be you. It will be the individual you most care about on the planet.”
Maddow ended the clip by reminding viewers that there is no such thing as a selection in who will get sick. If you happen to’re keen to danger catching the virus your self, then you might be keen to move it on to these you most care about. “It will not essentially be you,” Maddow mentioned. “It will be the individual you most care about on the planet . . . Whoever is a very powerful individual in your life, whoever you most love, and most look after, and most cherish on the planet, that is the one who it’s possible you’ll lose.” Watch the complete video right here, and skim extra about easy methods to speak to your loved ones about not touring for the vacations right here.