๐Ÿ˜ฒ Third Time’s the… Charm? Durbin Hits COVID Hat-trick in a Year! ๐ŸŽฉ

TL;DR; Senator Dick Durbin, with a knack for catching COVID, tests positive for the third time in 12 months. But wait, does that mean he’s been social distancing from luck? ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿฆ 

When most of us think about threepeats, we’re usually thinking about our favorite sports teams, not… catching a virus. Yet, for Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, it seems COVID has declared him its BFF (Best Frenemy Forever). ๐Ÿ˜…

For those keeping count โ€“ and believe me, we are โ€“ this is the third time the Senator has caught the virus in just a year. Some might say he’s either really unlucky or that virus just can’t get enough of him. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Being the trooper he is, Durbin, 78 and going strong, said he’d be chilling at home (quite possibly in his pajamas) until his doc gives him the all-clear. ๐Ÿฉบ๐Ÿก In his own words, “Consistent with CDC guidelines, I’ll quarantine at home and follow the advice of my doctor while I work remotely.” For those wondering, his previous rendezvous with COVID was in March, and the one before in the sunny month of July.

But here’s the kicker: Durbin is super bummed to be missing out on some serious Senate action this week. ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Specifically, the Senate’s NDAA. That’s the National Defense Authorization Act for those not fluent in government acronyms. The act, with some spicy amendments from our GOP pals, is up for discussion in the Senate. Word on the street is that itโ€™s already passed the House, but not without a little drama. White House was like, “Why y’all hijacking a bipartisan bill?” ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

On a more serious note, the CDC is spitting out some facts about COVID lately. Just last week, they reported that indicators like ER visits and test positivity rates are showing slight upticks across the nation. And while COVID deaths seem to have taken a breather, the CDC is expecting a viral trio this winter: COVID, flu, and RSV. Quite the crowd, huh?

Thought-provoking interlude: With this being Durbin’s third brush with COVID, what does it say about immunity, vaccination, and our understanding of the virus? ๐Ÿง

Question Time: We’ve gotta ask, folks, if COVID were a loyalty program, would Durbin be getting some bonus points by now? And more importantly, as we see notable figures getting re-infected, is it a sign for all of us to stay on our toes? ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿค”

Disclaimer: This article doesn’t provide medical advice. Just a quirky take on current events. Always consult with health professionals regarding health concerns.