Rachel Maddow begs viewers to ‘recalibrate’ their concern over COVID-19 after it nearly killed her partner

Rachel Maddow returned to her MSNBC show, “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Thursday night, where she opened up about her partner Susan Mikula’s terrifying battle with COVID-19, and the new perspective it has given her. Maddow announced on November 6th that she would be leaving the show to quarantine after learning her partner’s positive test. And while Maddow has tested negative for the virus, the fear of losing her partner was devastating.

“My relationship with Susan is the only thing at the end of the day that I would kill or die for without hesitation,” said Maddow. “And Susan has been sick with covid these past couple of weeks. And at one point we really thought that there was a possibility that it might kill her.”

Maddow also pleaded with viewers to be extra vigilant as cases are on the rise everywhere.

“You can't say, ‘I'm willing to just get it myself and play the odds,’” said Maddow. “You don't get that choice. It won't necessarily be you. It will be the person you most care about in the world, and how can you bear that?