Update: At 7:50 p.m. June 29, 2022 local time, three searchers looking for evidence, found a body at the bottom of a dry retainage pond approximately 300 yards from the home of Shana DiMambro, who has been missing since July 19.
Donald “DJ” Seeger, Jr. and two associates from his water supply and service company have been vigorously searching for any signs of Shana since Sunday of last week after she was reported missing.
They called 911 immediately after discovering the body. Sheriff deputies and a forensics team arrived.
The Seeger search and rescue team provide individual information to law enforcement. The body, after the discovery site has been documented and examined, will be taken to a medical examiner for an autopsy.
During Seeger’s team’s first search effort, dozens joined him to find Shana. The Spring Branch native said her husband Chris Antos came with them.
“He cried for a little bit then he jumped in and tried to help the best he could,” Seeger observed. “He was just helping us scan the ground looking for anything and we were asking him a lot questions about her during the entire time.”
Seeger first learned about the missing woman after the Comal County Sheriff’s Office posted about the case online. He realized she vanished near the area and around the same time where his company was establishing a water system along State Highway 46.
“We jumped in thinking maybe our truck dash cameras caught something but we didn’t get anything from it,” he said.
When Shana’s father arrived from Neveda, Seeger met him and became determined to help find her.
“I thought well as a company, we got the GIS maps to set up a grid to organize people, so we put a post out and brought people together,” said Seeger.
“I’m always looking for ways to serve,” he continued. “I served for seven years at the Crisis Center of Comal County as a volunteer for sexual assault and domestic violence. Any time I hear of an exploitation or a missing person or an abused victim or something, it’s always something I want to jump in and see if there is anything I can offer to help.”
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The last time Brian DiMambro of the Reno, Nevada area heard his daughter’s voice was in mid-June, over a month before he was notified Shana was “missing.”
His son-in-law Christopher Antos called him from Texas to chat about various things and indicated he was worried about his upcoming court hearing for a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI). This was not Antos’ first DWI, but the only one where two people were injured allegedly by his drunk driving.
Towards the end of the phone call, DiMambro heard Shana call out, “Hi, Dad! I’m busy cooking dinner,” in the background. Hopefully, those were not the final words of a daughter to her father.
By July 19, 2022, the Comal County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) began searching for 45-year-old Shana Alison DiMambro after she vanished from her RV home at Texas 46 RV Park in Spring Branch, east of Bulverde and north of San Antonio, Texas that Tuesday morning.
Jennifer Smith, CCSO public information officer, said deputies were dispatched to the RV park in the 100 block of Mitchell Drive after DiMambro’s husband, Chris, reported her missing. Antos told deputies his wife was wearing a white v-neck teeshirt, light pink shorts and black flip flops when he left home for work at 7:10 am that morning.
This message was released to the public:
Brian DiMambro flew from Nevada to help with the search and talk with deputies. Detective Anthony Moreno was assigned to his daughter’s case.
By the weekend, word of mouth, social media and local news were reporting Shana’s disappearance. A San Antonio-based KENS 5 television reporter interviewed Antos for their exclusive 10 pm newscast. Here, in part, is some of the interview:
KENS 5 INTERVIEW
Chris Antos [Husband]: “I love you.”
Reporter [Sarah Duran]: “Chris Antos wants his wife, Shana DiMambro, to know he’s looking for her.”
Chris Antos: “Please come home. We want you back.”
Reporter: “He won’t stop searching ’til she’s found. He hopes she’s physically and mentally okay.”
Chris Antos: “I mean, there was some darkness the night before with her and the past.”
Reporter: “Antos said he left for work last Tuesday morning, and when he returned home for lunch his wife was gone. But he noticed DiMambro’s car, cell phone, wallet and dog, remained behind. His search expanded into the neighborhood and the nearby gas station.”
Chris Antos: “Didn’t see anything. Came back here and I was like, ‘O.K. things aren’t right. I got to call the cops.'”
Reporter: “The Comal County Sheriff’s Office is searching for her, along with search and rescue non-profits, Texas EquuSearch and Project Absentis, and the couple’s families.” [Note: Project Absentis is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization made up of retired and former FBI Agents, other law enforcement, public safety, and intelligence professionals who seek to assist families of missing persons in locating their loved ones.]
Chris Antos: “I don’t know what I would have done without them.”
Reporter: “Holding out hope for DiMambro’s return, the family plans to host public searches soon.”
Chris Antos: “We’re not stopping, the fight is still there, and we’re not going to stop until we know something about where Shana is, or until she’s home.”
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON SHANA A. DIMAMBRO
🔹Shana attended John H. Wood Middle and Madison High Schools in San Antonio. Classmate Jennifer Court remembers Shana as, “Beautiful. Not a lady you forget once you meet her.”
🔹Shana and her future second husband, Chris Antos, would sneak out and meet to smoke cigarettes together as students of Madison High.
🔹While living in San Antonio, Shana began having behavioral problems. Often depressed, she began drinking and consuming various drugs.
🔹In 1997, Shana married her first husband, Christopher Anth Zarbaugh in Nevada. Since divorced, Shana suffered domestic abuse in this marriage.
🔹On October 14, 2021 at 4:40 pm, Zarbaugh, now 54, was booked in San Antonio’s Bexar County Jail “for assault on family, choking and strangulation.”
🔹On January 23, 2022 at 10:30 am, Zarbaugh was booked into San Antonio’s Bexar County Jail for “Violation of Bond and Protective Order.” It is not known by Shana’s family or friends if he remains incarcerated. His various jobs have been at fast food and family restaurants.
🔹With the help and guidance of her father and stepmother, Brian and Vickie DiMambro, Shana was able to get drug and behavioral therapy.
🔹Vickie is, or has, served in various directorship capacities for Rohan Ranch (drug rehabilitation), Rivendel Indepedent Living (mental health clinic), and Safe Embrace (safe house and counseling services for victims of domestic abuse).
🔹Shana successfully rehabilitated from the meth and drug addictions in 2012 in Washington state and Nevada centers.
🔹Shana opened a business, Rent-a-Daughter, doing various chores for families needing caring support in the Sparks-Reno area.
🔹Two years ago, while Shana had been living near her parents in northwest Nevada, Chris Antos located her on Facebook. They began chatting and it led to a long distance relationship. He began to visit her.
🔹Mike Hare verified she lived in San Antonio “most of her life. She moved away some years ago and then moved back a year ago. We worked together all through our 20s at an Italian Restaurant here in San Antonio.”
🔹Shana is a drinker and smoker. It is not known by family and friends that CleverJourneys has corresponded with, if she is back on drugs.
🔹Antos took some time away from his position as a Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) installation supervisor for a San Antonio service company to travel to Nevada, to marry Shana and bring her back to Texas in late 2020.
🔹Coworkers at this (2020-2021) HVAC company described Antos as a smart, skilled and reliable supervisor. “He was friendly and responsible,” a peer said. “He was productive, but sometimes, especially Mondays, he would come in worried about his wife. She was moody and physically combative. It made him nervous and he was concerned and caring for her, but when the two drank on weekends we could tell it was bad. He came in with black eyes and one particular Monday it was a huge black eye.”
“It was hard for him to take her out to our company events or social events because she was unpredictable or just plain drunk,” another coworker explained. “As far as we could tell, he never drank on the job, but I think he was arrested for drinking while driving in his past. I’ve only seen her a few times and after his last day of work here when he came in to get his check. She was always quiet and to herself with her head down. I just felt sorry for them both.”
🔹Shana has a pierced nose and several tattoos: A dolphin on the back of her neck, two sunflowers, a tribal tattoo, and a butterfly.
Anyone with information about DiMambro’s case is urged to contact the Comal County Sheriff’s Office at 830-620-3400.
A large scale search is planned for Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 8 am. The search party begins and organizes at the Wal-Mart parking lot nearby.
In September 2020, Joe Biden came out of his basement to be at a CNN town hall in Moosic, Pa. right before the infamous stolen presidential election.
One of the citizens in the audience began her question to Biden by noting the tremendous burden the Obama administration placed on farms through overregulation. She then asked, “How do you plan to decrease the regulatory burden for farmers and businesses as a whole?”
This was Biden’s actual answer:
Two ways. Number one: Provide for your ability to make a lot more money as farmers by dealing with you being able to put land in land banks and you get paid to do that to provide for more open space and provide for the ability of you to be able to be in a position that we are going to pay you for planting certain crops that in fact absorb carbon from the air.
That is part of what the plan relates to in terms of agriculture and the environment. But as it relates to — if you are talking about regulation as it relates to fertilizer and water tables, that’s a different thing.
In the United States, in my state of Delaware, we have a $4 billion industry — chickens. And poultry. And all the manure, quite frankly, that is a consequence of chickens and so it is polluting the Chesapeake Bay. What we’ve found out, we invested a lot of money and found out you can pelletize this and take out the methane so you are in a position where you can use that fertilizer without the damage that was being done before.
The same way with horse manure and cow manure and pig manure. And we can create thousands of jobs in rural America as a consequence of setting up these small industries within communities.
And so that’s the way you’ll be able to continue to farm without worrying about whether or not you’re polluting and being in a position where you’re able to make money by what you do in the transition as well be able to grow more.
The town hall audience, and likely as well for anyone following along on television or radio, began tuning out as Biden rambled…and never missed the fact he forgot his second part.
Not long ago, just after attending NATO and G7 leadership conferences, Biden actually told the world “with regard to food shortages, yes we did talk about food shortages. And it’s going to be real.”
Have you noticed the number of people you know experiencing painful shingles?
🔹From 1945 to 1949, 0.76 out of every 1,000 people got the disease in the U.S.
🔹Between 2000 and 2007, that number rose to 3.15 people per 1,000.
🔹The virus has hit older adults particularly hard. Shingles rates rose 39% from 1992 to 2010 in people over 65.
🔹In 1998, Americans, ages 50-59 experienced shingles at a rate of 4.2% for every 1,000 persons. By the end of 2020 (if we can even trust those CDC numbers), the rate increased to over 6%. The CDC has not released the numbers for 2021.
🔹The Shingrix vaccine was introduced only in late 2017, so it’s too early to see what impact it’s going to have on shingles infection rates. As with any vaccine, the negative and harmful effects are not totally known yet.
Have you also noticed these individuals were vaccinated with the experimental COVID-19 jabs?
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) data indicates the U.S. is not experiencing a monkeypox outbreak, but instead we are witnessing a cover-up of Covid-19 vaccine-induced shingles.
“Shingles is caused by varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox,” the CDC notes in their literature to physicians. “After you have chickenpox, the virus stays in your body and can cause shingles later in life. Shingles cannot be passed from one person to another, but the virus that causes shingles can spread and cause chickenpox in someone who has never had chickenpox or has never received chickenpox vaccine.”
In 2021, and continuing through June 2022, Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), a serious nervous system disorder, has been reported in some individuals after receiving a recombinant zoster vaccine.
The vast majority of these reports have been the result of injections of Covid-19 mRNA from Moderna and Pfizer. Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen viral vector vaccine reveals 693 reports of herpes/shingles infections against it. Moderna vaccine had 5,321, and the Pfizer jabs, a shocking 12,507.
VAERS database indicates the CDC only received 1,052 reports related to herpes/shingles infections that occurred as adverse reactions to all available flu vaccines between the years 2008 and 2020.
This figure alone shows that there has been a 1614% increase in herpes/shingles related adverse events due to Covid-19 injections.
“The most common complication of shingles is postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), which is severe pain in the areas where the shingles rash occurred,” the CDC indicates. “About 10 to 18% of people who get shingles will experience PHN. The risk of PHN also increases with age.”
“Many would try to argue that this increase is simply because so many Covid-19 injections have been given,” observed Laverdadofende, (Censored Truth Offends), a Spanish news blog. “But anyone who argues this would be dead wrong because official CDC data shows that nearly 3 times more flu shots were given between 2008 and 2020 than Covid-19 shots were given through June 3, 2022.”
According to the CDC, 1.7 billion flu shots were given between 2008 and 2020.
But according to ‘Our World in Data’, as of May 27, 2022, only 588.04 million Covid-19 injections have been administered in the US.
“Now that we know these numbers, we can use them to calculate the rate of adverse events related to herpes/shingles infections per million doses administered,” Laverdadofende said.
The results are the following –
Based on available official data from 2008 to 2020, there were 0.6 adverse events related to herpes/shingles infections per million doses of flu vaccine administered in the US.
But according to official data available through June 3, 2022, there have been 30.7 adverse events related to herpes/shingles infections for every million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine administered in the US.
However, it is important to note that the CDC has admitted that they believe only 1-10% of adverse events are actually reported to VAERS, therefore the rates per 1 million doses could be significantly higher for both injections.
🔹Available data shows that the rate of adverse events related to herpes/shingles infections per million doses of Covid-19 injection administered is 4925% higher than the rate of adverse events related to herpes/shingles infections per million of doses of influenza vaccine administered .
🔹Thus, this official US government data proves that vaccination against Covid-19 increases a person’s risk of developing shingles by at least 4925% .
The Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization will meet on Thursday, June 23, 2022 to assess whether the suspected monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern.
But it appears that they will actually come together to declare a public health emergency of international concern by the end of June 2022 over Covid-19 vaccine-induced shingles.
Under the FDA guidelines, a product must meet the following criteria to obtain Emergency Use Authorization (EUA):
There must be an emergency
A vaccine must be at least 50 percent effective
The known and potential benefits of the product must outweigh the risks of the product
There can be no approved, alternative treatments available
At least three of these criteria have not been met. There is no emergency among young children, the data shows no level of effectiveness, and based on the side effects observed in older children, the risks far outweigh the benefits!
We must stop the upcoming Moderna and Pfizer EUA expansions! 18 million children under 5 could be impacted by this decision.
1. There is no evidence of medical necessity for COVID-19 shots in children. Children have a 99.997% recovery rate and a body of medical literature indicates that almost zero healthy children under five years old have died from Covid.
2. A rapidly growing body of data indicates that the vaccines have serious side effects and do more harm than good in children. There are now 49,283 VAERS reports of adverse events in children following Covid shots including 114 reports of death, 457 reports of permanent disability, and 1,326 reports of myocarditis. These reports likely understate harms by a factor of 41 to 100. [This data is compiled from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/ensuringsafety/monitoring/vaers/]
3. No one knows in advance whom a vaccine will harm. Each of us may respond differently as we have different medical histories, genes, epigenetics, and microbiomes.
4. Vaccines are medical procedures that carry risk of serious injury. The U.S. Supreme Court recognizes vaccines to be “unavoidably unsafe” and to cause injury and death in some recipients. The U.S. Government has paid out $4.6 billion to the victims of vaccine injury. Hundreds of thousands have reported an adverse reaction to vaccination to VAERS.
5. COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers and providers are shielded from liability through the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act, or PREP Act. The only option for compensating people injured by COVID-19 shots is the Countermeasures Injury Compensation program (CICP). Only eight percent of all petitioners since 2010 have been awarded compensation through the CICP. No legal or medical expert fees are covered, no pain and suffering is awarded, lost wages are capped at $50,000, and there is no judicial appeal. In other words, the victims will be severely undercompensated while the pharmaceutical companies get rich.
6. The claimed justification – that unvaccinated individuals pose a health risk to others – has been shown to be false. Vaccinated individuals can become infected and transmit COVID to others.
7. Pfizer documents released by the FDA in mid-November 2021 revealed that in the first three months of the COVID vaccine rollout, Pfizer received 42,086 adverse event reports that included 1,223 deaths. Recently released Pfizer documents included nine pages of adverse events listing over 1,200 health problems. The list begins at page 30, https://phmpt.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/5.3.6-postmarketing-experience.pdf
9. A Johns Hopkins study monitoring 48,000 children diagnosed with Covid showed a zero mortality rate in children under 18 without comorbidities. A study from England in Nature Medicine demonstrated that children under 18 with no comorbidities have virtually no risk of death. A large study conducted in Germany showed zero deaths for children under 5 and a case fatality rate of three out of a million in children without comorbidities.
10. Vaccine manufacturers such as Pfizer, Merck and GlaxoSmithKline have paid billions of dollars in criminal penalties and settlements for research fraud, faking drug safety studies, failing to report safety problems, bribery, kickbacks and false advertising. Pfizer paid $2.3 billion in 2009 alone to resolve criminal and civil allegations.
11. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, less than 2% of children known to be infected by the coronavirus are hospitalized, and less than 0.03% of those who are infected die. The risks of vaccination outweigh the potential benefits.
12. There are more than 1,500 studies in connection with about twenty off-the-shelf medicines that are safe and effective. Prophylaxis and early treatment with these medicines offer a better alternative than risky mRNA shots.
Since current White House Resident Joe Biden came out of his basement to reside at his Wilmington, Delaware beach house (and occasionally in the District of Columbia), nearly 100 food plants have been destroyed, ruined or incapacitated.
Biden has spent 41.7% of his 511 days in office away from the White House, breaking all presidential records. There has even been a fake Oval Office set constructed so he can pretend he is working while he babbles through his teleprompter when addressing the nation.
Meanwhile, here is a current list of destroyed food plants from January 21, 2020 to June 12, 2022.
Children in Uvalde, Texas live in a community where a crime occurs every 11 hours 38 minutes on average.
On Tuesday, May 24,2022, the city experienced one of the most horrific crime events in Texas history. After executing his grandmother in her home that morning, Salvador Ramos, a troubled 18-year-old Uvalde High senior, sped to the nearby Ross Elementary School and shot multiple terrified students and adults with a handgun gun and rifle. By the end of mid-day, Ramos was killed by a Border Patrol officer (who chose not to wait for backup help), leaving over 20 people dead.
ESCALATING WAVES OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin warned us last year that his small city was especially plagued with growing problems caused by escalating waves of immigrants crossing illegally from Mexico.
🔹According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Uvalde is 4,249.1 per 100,000 people.
🔹That’s 81.12% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people.
🔹It is 57.87% higher than the Texas total crime rate of 2,691.5 per 100,000 people.
🔹In Uvalde you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime.
🔹Uvalde is safer than only 5% of the cities in the United States.
🔹Since Joe Biden has been in office, crime in Uvalde has increased by 12.4%.
During a press conference in the nearby border city of Del Rio last October, McLaughlin spoke about his city’s troubles. He was particularly concerned about children and family safety.
“We’ve had to put our schools on lockdown 48 times this year since Jan. 1, so this (2021-22) school year, every school has officers in it,” he revealed. “The school district went out and hired more police officers, and now they’re at every school.”
‘BIDEN ILLEGAL ALIEN CRISIS’
Crime rates have exploded up in border towns due to what locals call “The Biden Illegal Alien Crisis.”
🔹Crimes are up in Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, Laredo, Eagle Pass and Del Rio.
🔹Cities not directly on the border, like San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Uvalde are experiencing similar crime surges.
A San Antonio veteran police officer, who asked not to be identified, was upfront about the causes.
“Our Chief (William) McManus is owned by Democrat operatives,” he said. “It’s common knowledge he aids and abets illegal alien transports here. He was caught a few years back helping a tractor trailer full of them escape behind a Wal-Mart and is supposed to being investigated by the Attorney General, but we don’t hear much about that anymore.”
“We know it’s all due to Democrat immigration policies to defund police, ICE, Border Patrol and squelch our ability to serve and protect,” he continued. “It’s all bullcrap. F**ck Joe Biden.”
Perhaps the Uvalde Mayor explained the key difference between border towns and inner cities best.
“Ours is not the same as y’all’s here in Del Rio,” McLaughlin said at the October meeting. “Ours is the ‘got-aways,’ the ‘get-aways,’ the people that are walking around cutting our ranchers’ fences.”
“They’re trashing houses. Our crime rate is up in Uvalde. I’m not saying 100 percent of it is from the migrants, but it’s up considerably,” the mayor added.
McLaughlin knows the increase in criminal activity in Uvalde is due, at least in great part, to the immigrant surge.
“I believe it, and so does my sheriff and the chief of police. We think at least part of it is the migrants coming through and trying to break into places,” McLaughlin said.
A big surge has been experienced in “bailouts.”
“At first, our problem was high-speed chases, and we were having three or four of those every day. Now we’ve got the chases stopped, but they come into town, and we run the license plates or DPS runs the license plates, and they don’t match the car. Then they speed up for two blocks, and everybody in the car bails out, and you’ve got 10 or 12 people that were in the car now running through town,” he said.
“My concern is, what are we going to do to stop this? With the surge you all had here in September, we were wide open,” he said. “There wasn’t a Border Patrol agent to be found in Uvalde. They even shut the checkpoint down.”
McLaughlin noted challenging issues with immigrants “riding the rails” east after they cross the border illegally.
‘PEDOPHILES, RAPISTS, MURDERERS’
“We have the trains that we stop in Uvalde every day, and we’re getting anywhere from 10 to 50 (immigrants) a day. On some days, 100,” he explained. “And now we’re finding out that some of those people are pedophiles, rapists, murderers.”
“They’re coming back on that train, and thankfully, Border Patrol is catching most of those people, but we really can’t get any information about what they’re doing with those people, where they’re taking them, and that’s concerns us,” the mayor said.
“We’re not against immigration, but there’s a right way to do it, and the way we’re doing it, the way this (Biden) administration is letting it take place, is wrong,” he noted.
Which states are the five most prone to lightning strikes in America?
Lightning is a leading cause of injury and death from weather-related hazards. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms.
The top six most prone states (in this order) are Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina and Oklahoma.
Thunderstorms are dangerous storms that include lightning and can:
The American Red Cross has been giving mixed signals throughout the pandemic about their stance on accepting blood plasma of vaccinated versus unvaccinated. (See timeline below).
Earlier this month the Red Cross said that it will not use the blood of vaccinated individuals for convalescent plasma COVID-19 treatments for use in immunocompromised patients. This latest statement contradicts their own social media posts and current FDA guidance.
Red Cross Senior Media Relations Manager Emily Osment said the organization is “currently only producing convalescent plasma from donations from individuals who are unvaccinated and have confirmed a previous symptomatic COVID-19 infection.”
“This is because when an individual has been infected with a virus, they produce antibodies to multiple regions of a virus,” told the Valiant News. “If a donor has had the COVID-19 vaccine, they will generate an antibody against the spike protein but not other viral proteins, which will only occur in the event of a COVID-19 infection.”
This appeared to contradict a recent tweet from author Jennifer Sey who claimed that with her husband’s experience as a blood donor, the Red Cross would only test unvaccinated people for what presumably would be COVID-19 antibodies.
Approaching 50,000 Likes and 14,000 Retweets, the responses skyrocketed. Even the American Red Cross replied to Sey.
American Red Cross replied
This spurred more responses.
According to their current website information the American Red Cross continues to take donations from unvaccinated and vaccinated people.
🔹February 11, 2021. FDA issues guidance on the use of CCP to treat COVID-19 for immunocompromised patients, barring the collection of CCP from individuals “who have received an investigational COVID-19 vaccine as a participant in a clinical trial, or received an authorized or licensed COVID-19 vaccine” to “ensure that COVID-19 convalescent plasma collected from donors contains antibodies directly related to their immune responses to SARS-CoV2 infection.”
The only exception was that vaccinated individuals must had received the vaccine after they were diagnosed with COVID-19 and been symptom-free for no longer than six months. Vaccinated people who did not meet the terms were deemed ineligible.
🔹February 24, 2021. Red Cross announce the discontinuation of their CCP donation program, apparently due to data that suggested that “natural infection can decline after six months.”
“Throughout the pandemic, the American Red Cross has adapted its collection of lifesaving blood products to meet the needs of all patients—including those battling COVID-19. Currently, our primary efforts are the prioritized expansion of red blood cell and platelet collections to meet surging hospital demand and have discontinued our convalescent plasma program. We will continue to monitor the situation in the context of emerging information, evolution of the pandemic and hospital demand to determine if we should resume our convalescent plasma program in the future.”
American Red Cross
🔹May 4, 2021. Red Cross restarts their program of testing the blood of both vaccinated and unvaccinated people for COVID-19 antibodies. They were not accepting CCP donations from vaccinated people so they could evaluate the “feasibility” and “timeline” of the FDA’s February guidance.
🔹January 7, 2022. The FDA updates their guidance, with revisions and permitted CCP donations from individuals who were vaccinated prior to infection. The change allowed vaccinated people with so-called “breakthrough” infections to be CCP donors.
🔹March 7, 2022. The American Red Cross resumed testing all blood donations made on or after March 7, 2022, “for COVID-19 antibodies to identify potential units that can be manufactured” into CCP.
Red Cross maintains that routine plasma donations from vaccinated people with high levels of COVID-19 antibodies, that also meet other U.S. Food and Drug Administration criteria, “may” be used to treat immunocompromised patients battling COVID-19.
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Is it normal for the United States to experience so many disasters in such a short period of time at major food processing facilities? Since January 1, 2022, America has seen fires, explosions, and plane crashes in plants and distribution centers.
April 21: A plane crashed into a General Mills plant in Covington, Georgia. The Federal Aviation Administration reported that an unidentified small plane crashed within a mile of the runway of the Covington Municipal Airport.
On April 13, a major food California processing plant, Taylor Farms, burned almost completely to the ground.
Also on April 13, a plane crashed into Gem State Processing in Heyburn, East Idaho at about 8:35 a.m. They processed potatoes.
April 11: New Hampshire’s East Conway Beef and Pork experienced a major plant fire.
On March 31: The Rio Fresh onion facility in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas suffered a severely damaging fire. Local media outlet KRGV reported the site employed 300 people and that “hundreds of thousands of warehouse space and structure was damaged from the fire.”
March 28: Maricopa Food Pantry, a local food bank in Arizona, lost 50,000 pounds worth of food in a fire that occurred just 15 minutes after their food bank closed. Company President Mike Connelly described the blaze as one “40-50 feet in the air, just pure black smoke,” that “engulfed the entire neighborhood.”
Also in March, at least 2500 people had to be evacuated in Salinas, California where a four-alarm fire ravaged a food processing plant. Officials feared a possible explosion and hazardous plume of ammonia. A shelter in place order was mandate for about 35,000 people near the Taylor Farms facility.
On March 22: Shearer’s Foods potato chip plant in Hermiston, Oregon was destroyed after a boiler explosion and its subsequent fire annihilated the facility. The boiler was fueled by natural gas and that the company supplied potato and corn chips throughout the western United States. Seven employees were hospitalized in the blast. The facility unemployed nearly 400 people.
March 16: A Walmart distribution center in Plainfield, Indiana where over 1,000 employees shipped food and other supplies all over the region. The fire destroyed the massive 1 million square foot operation.
March 16: A Nestle facility in Jonesboro, Arkansas caught fire on March 16 remained shut down for weeks. The Jonesboro Fire Department said it found a fire inside a “large piece of a production line cooler” at the plant.
The number of food processing plants experiencing such disasters appears to be high, but In the U.S. there were approximately 1,410 warehouse (not just food processing) fires per year between 2014 and 2019. According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), these fires caused an annual average of two civilian deaths, 20 civilian injuries, and $159 million in direct property damage.
NFPA indicated there was an average of 22,900 fires per year in storage occupancies for the period 1994-1998. “The leading cause of these fires was intentional fire-setting (arson). Other top fire causes include open flame, embers, or torches, which includes hot work activities such as welding and cutting; electrical distribution equipment such as fixed wiring, transformers, and circuit breakers; other equipment such as fuel-powered and electric-powered equipment.”
“Chemical reactions between incompatible chemicals have also been known to ignite warehouse fires. These top fire causes in warehouse environments consistently remain near the top of the list year after year.”
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Governor Greg Abbott is currently meeting with local emergency crews and fire fighters in Medina and Bandera Counties in lieu of significant fires in the region that remain under Red Flag Alert.
Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Chief Nim Kidd tells us the Lone Star State has been experiencing many grassfires due to lack of rain, low humidity and gusty winds.
At least a dozen counties are currently under disaster declarations, with more expected by Gov. Abbott after his visit to the Medina Lake area today.
Fire officials are warning nearby residents to remain aware of fire development and be prepared to leave quickly if they receive an evacuation order.
As of 3 p.m. (CST), a large brush fire south of Medina Lake more than doubled in size since Saturday. It is now up to 1,062 acres (30% contained) fire officials report.
Medina County officials are monitoring to determine if more evacuations will be necessary Sunday evening and Monday.
“It’s always a good idea in these situations to have a ‘bugout bag’ prepared and in the car or near the exit of each home,” Kidd advised.
“Be sure to preplan your escape routes to leave early as possible as it is far safer than to be slowed down or trapped due to others evacuating at the last minute.”
Mandatory evacuations have been issued for this weekend with shelters provided for residents near the area.
The fire began Friday night and has continued into Sunday. Fire crews will maintain their operations overnight to bring the blaze under control.
People are advised to remain clear of the area. Smoke will likely remain visible from San Antonio and can directly impact the air quality near Medina Lake, Bandera, Pipe Creek, Boerne, Comfort, Medina, Centerpoint, Camp Verde and Kerrville.
Immediate Areas of Fire Management concern:
East of County Road 271
West of the Medina River
South of F.M. 1283
County Roads 2651 and 2652
The town of Mico
Shelters are available at the following locations:
Loma Alta Middle School (266 County Road 381 South)