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COVID-19 THERAPY:

This web page has been added to the Xylene Power Ltd. web site as a service to medical professionals around the world. The information contained herein is believed to be reliable.

PUBLIC GUIDANCE:
The video titled: Professor Separates Coronavirus Fact From Fiction summarizes the measures necessary to minimize the impact of COVID-19 infections on the public health system.
 

KOREAN EXPERIENCE:
A most informative video on COVID-19: Dr. Kim Woo-Ju, Professor of Infectious Disease, Guro Hospital, College of Medicine, Korea University, South Korea

CAUTION: C. Rhodes believes that Korea is culturally a more disciplined society than North America in the sense that young people are generally more obedient of their elders. That cultural difference may have contributed to Korea's relative success in combatting COVID-19.

Dr. Kim Woo-Ju video

Dr. Woo-Ju has researched infectious disease since 1990:
Tuberculosis
Aids
2019 - Swine flu
2013-SARS
2014-Ebola
2015-MERS

Video Outline
1:39 ~ "Covid-19 is the most challenging"

2:25 ~ Covid-19 originated in Wuhan, China

2:48 ~ Chinese government notified the World Health Organization (WHO) on 12/31/2019

2:59 ~ Originated from bats, transferred to intermediate hosts including Pangolins and/or snakes

3:45 ~ Concerns raised for all major cities including NYC

4:40 ~ Korean Statistics (3/24/2020)
Reported cases: 8961
Deaths: 111
Asymptomatic: 20%

Korean mortality ages:
80+: 11.6%
70-80: 6.3%
60-70: 1.5%
50-60: 0.4%
40-50: 0.1%
30-40: 0.1%

90% of fatalities are from persons 60 years of age or older.

6:00 Why older persons are so affected

6:43 20% are completely asymptomatic and spread the disease

6:49 Persons over 60 have immune system deterioration (immunosenescence)

7:28 Chronic medical conditions at risk
Smokers
Cardiovascular
Lung disease
Diabetes
Steroid use and persons on chemotherapy

8:08 Those who are infected can become infected again, "Reactivation cases"

8:48 Three main ways to get infected:
Droplets 5+ micron (within 6' of an infected person)
Surface to hand to eye, nose, or mouth
Aerosols, less than 5 microns through the air

11:31 ~ Aerosol transmission through the air
Droplets less than 5 microns
People talking, singing, shouting, praying
Places of assembly, restaurants, markets, houses of worship, bars, gyms, schools,

12:33 ~ Aerosols are spread through the air greater than six feet and stay suspended greater distances.

13:47 ~ Persons who should be tested: anyone coughing, sneezing, or difficulty breathing

14:10 ~ 30% of those infected lose taste and/or smell for 5-10 days

14:42 ~ Covid-19 test in Korea is free to citizens and has a market cost of $140.

15:50 ~ A mask is effective in preventing infection

16:24 ~ People wearing masks have a significantly lower chance of getting infected than those who don't.

16:35 ~ Disagrees with U.S. policy and the Surgeon General of discouraging citizens wearing masks.

18:40 ~ The reason why the transmission rate in Korea was so low was that everyone was wearing masks and washing hands.

18:58 ~ Korea was/is doing 15,000 tests/day, totaling 338,000 tests (3/23/2020)

19:24 ~ Korea was prepared due to the 2009 Swine Flu pandemic and the 2015 MERS outbreak.

21:38 ~ The previous Korean experience with pandemics "was a valuable lesson for us."

23:50 ~ Korean quarantine steps described

27:17 ~ 30% of cases are young adults 20-40 due to less social distancing

27:25 ~ How long will Covid-19 last

27:47 ~ "It won't be over quickly"

27:56 Best Case scenarios
End by July or August
It will return to the northern hemisphere next winter "like seasonal flu"

30:54 ~ It will take a minimum of 18 months to develop a vaccine

31:50 ~ Drug repurposing for treatment of Covid-19

34:00 ~ Concern for welfare of medical personnel

35:00 ~ Advice for young adults
 

NEW YORK CITY EXPERIENCE:
Dr. David Price, a doctor on the New York City COVID-19 front line, talks about his practical experience, how to prevent COVID-19 transmission and the circumstances when it is necessary to seek hospital care.
 

COVID-19 VIRUS SURVIVAL TIME ON SURFACES:
Coronavirus Survival Time On Surfaces
 

PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE:
The balance of the information on this web page is intended for front line medical professionals who are facing overwhelming of existing health care resources. This author cautions that the COVID-19 therapies set out below are not approved therapies, may be unsuitable for some patients in some situations and might have undesirable side effects.

These therapies have been experimentally demonstrated in limited medical settings but have not yet been subject to large scale double blind clinical testing with COVID-19 infected patients. An ethical problem with double blind testing of a life saving therapy is the reality that patients who do not receive the therapy may die.
 

X-RAY THERAPY:
Before the 1960s, X-ray therapies were widely used against many diseases, including different types of infections. When the proper technique (dose, zone and exposure time) was used, the successful cure rate for inflammatory diseases was quite high, ranging from about 75 to 90%. The benefits usually appeared within a day or two. There were few, if any, harmful side effects. This type of treatment induced anti-inflammatory agents in the body, and it stimulated the patient's own natural protection systems. There were no reports of increased cancer incidence or any other long-term effects. The development of antibiotics and other pharmaceutical remedies resulted in the replacement of X-ray therapies by the new drugs that were more convenient to administer.

There is a political barrier to using a low dose of X-rays to reduce lung inflammation, and today we are paying an enormous price for this political problem. Page 5 of Application of Low Doses of Ionizing Radiation in Medical Therapies is as follows:

Present-Day Physicians Avoid Treatments With Low Doses of Radiation
Treatments with LDIR (Low Dose Ionizing Radiation) became very controversial after the 1956 NAS (National Academy of Sciences) recommendation was issued. Physicians began prescribing antibiotics and chemical treatments instead of treatments with low doses of radiation. For many decades, radiologists have been carefully taught the LNT (Linear No Threshold) ideology that any exposure to IR (Ionizing Radiation) carries a risk of cancer. They are constantly urged to avoid any use of such radiations and to minimize the dose of diagnostic X-rays and computed tomography (CT) scans. The potential benefit of any procedure that uses IR is to be weighed against the risk of cancer, as calculated by the LNT model. It appears to be unacceptable for physicians to learn about or use LDIR therapy. Medical textbooks fail to mention an important characteristic of the normal aerobic metabolism, namely that the mitochondria leak ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species), which cause endogenous damage to DNA and other biomolecules at a very high rate. Pollycove and Feinendegen have pointed out that very powerful adaptive protection systems have evolved, which act against this high rate of DNA and other biomolecular damage. Physicians are not taught the experience of the past 120 years that low doses of radiation stimulate the protection systems, including the immune system, which involve more than 150 genes. They do not learn about the biphasic dose–response model (Figure 2) and are unaware of dose thresholds for the onset of radiogenic cancer. Without an informed medical community, it is impossible for researchers to initiate clinical studies of LDIR therapies that would stimulate a patient’s protection systems. When conventional treatments fail to remedy a patient’s life-threatening disease and an LDIR therapy is provided as a last resort, a case report may be issued that describes the significant benefits observed.

Since 1995, Dr. Jerry Cuttler (jerrycuttler@rogers.com, Cell 1 416 837 8865) has been collaborating with renowned medical scientists and radiobiologists to understand the health effects of radiation. He recently participated in a small clinical trial in Toronto on an X-ray therapy for Alzheimer's disease. When the COVID-19 epidemic appeared in the U.S. and Canada, he proposed to the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and to Sunnybrook Hospital that patients with severe chest inflammation be given X-ray therapy, as was successfully employed to treat patients with pneumonia inflammation in the first half of the 20th century. Sunnybrook is examining this potential remedy.

On March 26, 2020 Dr. Jerry Cuttler recommended an X-ray dose to the lungs of 0.5 Gy (i.e., 50 cGy) as a treatment for pneumonia arising from COVID-19. He anticipates obvious benefits of the treatment within two hours to two days.

Jerry was asked:"In terms of suppression of COVID-19 pneumonia is there any practical difference between a 0.5 Gy chest X-ray dose and a whole body 0.5 Gy X-ray dose?"

Jerry's response was as follows:"Yes there is a very important difference. The blood-forming stem cells in bone marrow are more radiation-sensitive than any of the other cells. Dr. Sakamoto observed (not very severe) lymphocytopenia (a lowering of the lymphocyte count in the bloodstream) in some of his (cancer) patients when he gave multiple, whole-body doses of 0.1 or 0.15 Gy to a total of 1.5 Gy, over a 5 week period."

"Lymphocytes are part of the immune system, which the patient badly needs to recover from the COVID-19 infection. So the 0.5 Gy exposure should be limited to lung area, to remedy the lung inflammation without severely damaging the patient’s immune system."

"I think an X-ray machine that can deliver 100 kV X-rays with a beam current of about 100 mA can deliver a lung dose of 50 rad or 0.5 Gy within one minute, with the patient about 1 metre from the X-ray tube." The patient dose has to be measured by a RT (Radiation Therapy) physicist.

Dr. Jerry Cuttler is a highly respected 78 year old scientist. At this time he is under considerable stress. Please do not bother him unnecessarily unless his technical expertise is required. However, he is very interested in receiving patient and treatment information and results.

References:
Calabrese EJ, Dhawan G. How radiotherapy was historically used to treat pneumonia: could it be useful today?
Yale J Biol Med. 2013;86:555-570
 
Cuttler JM. Application of low doses of ionizing radiation in medical therapies
Dose Response. 2020;18(1):1-17
 
Email from U.K. Dr. Chris Hamilton indicating his personal and mentor's experience with X-ray Therapy for pneumonia suppression
 

Experiments Using Dogs:
Evidence That Lifelong Low Dose Rates of Ionizing Radiation Increase Lifespan in Long- and Short-Lived Dogs
 
Evidence of a Dose-Rate Threshold for Life Span Reduction of Dogs Exposed to Gamma Radiation
 

CHLOROQUINE THERAPY:
For reasons presently unknown certain cocktails of chloroquine based anti-malarial drugs seem to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 in certain situations. Chloroquine family drug therapy is particularly relevant to tropical countries that already possess large stocks of these anti-malarial drugs. The relevant files appear below.

One of the challenges of this drug therapy is that the underlying COVID-19 treatment mechanism is not understood. Different clinical trials by different teams of reputable investigators have yielded wildly different results. It may be that trace atoms in the drug cocktail are important and have been different in the various clinical trials.

There has also been speculation that some population groups routinely take chloroquine family drugs for other reasons such as lupus and malaria and their prior use of these chloroquine family drugs might confuse the clinical trial results. There is also speculation that the real positive effect of chloroquine drug therapies is to enable supply Zn and/or Se ions to persons whose immune systems are deficient in these ion species, which ions are believed to be essential for strong human immune system response.

It is interesting that the alleged success Dr. Vladimir Zelenkov is having in a NY Orthodox Jewish community treating CV-19 using the triple cocktail of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, and zinc sulfate focuses on the key trace element Zn. The Zn is only therapeutically available if the hydroxychloroquine is given to open the cell membranes to let the Zn++ ions into the cell where they are believed to prevent explosive virus replication. If this treatment is in fact working as claimed, with no deaths or hospitalizations, it still does not indicate whether the therapeutic benefit is due to an endemic Zn deficiency in the population treated or if anyone would receive therapeutic benefit from this drug cocktail. Small amounts of Se are also involved in enzymes for the anti-oxidant protective systems and may also be required in a reliable drug therapy.

It appears that on average patient immune resistance to COVID-19 varies inversely with patient age, so there likely is a chemical change to the immune system that progresses with increasing patient age. If the aforementioned theory is correct the concentrations of the trace elements Zn and Se in the human body may be reliable indicators of a patient's susceptibility to serious COVID-19 disease.

Hydrooxychloroquine and azithromycin treatment for COVID-19
and
Chloroquine Therapy
and
These Drugs Are Helping Our Coronavirus Patients

Some chloroquine family chemicals are highly toxic. Chloroquine family drugs are known to cause heart arythmia in some people. Chloroquine family drugs interact with the human body in complex ways and should only be used with expert guidance.
 

On March 24, 2020 Joanna Frketich of the Hamilton Spectator newspaper reported on a planned multi-institute clinical trial of chloroquine family drugs led by Dr. Richard Whitlock and Dr. Salim Yusuf of the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) which is affiliated with McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences and by Dr. Emilie Belley-Cote, a Hamilton cardiologist and intensivist. Also on the proposed clinical trial team are Dr. Mark Loeb, division director of infectious diseases at McMaster University; Dr. Dominik Mertz; Dr. John Eikelboom; Dr. Hertzel Gerstein; Dr. Sonia Anand; Dr. Elizabeth Richardson; Dr. Marek Smeija and Dr. Deb Cook.

They are starting with $500,000 drawn from from PHRI but that sum will likely not be sufficient for properly carrying out and reporting on the contemplated clinical trial. They contemplate studing 500 COVID-19 patients in hospital and 1000 COVID-19 patients in the community. Randomly chosen patients would receive the chloroquine family drug treatment and the remainder would not. They anticipate having clinical trial results within a few months.

A March 25, 2020 TV news report indicated the planning of another chloroquine family drug clinical test in the Province of Manitoba, but at this time this author has no further detail.
 

IMMEDIATE CLINICAL TRIAL FUNDING:
An issue of huge concern is immediate clinical trial funding. What is the point of the Canadian government committing $107 billion dollars to temporary interim assistance for workers, businesses and hospitals if the underlying serious problem of pneumonia, which is the main cause of COVID-19 deaths, is not immediately addressed? Development and testing of a COVID-19 vaccine and then subsequent vaccination of the entire population is reasonably projected to take close to two years. Hence obtaining reliable data from clinical trials for the efficacy of X-ray and drug therapies is of the utmost importance.

However, an initial approach to Innovations Canada which highlighted the importance of immediate funding for these clinical trials and related work was rejected out of hand as not being within existing program rules and guidelines. This issue has been raised with MP Scot Davidson (Scot.Davidson.c1@parl.gc.ca) It is our hope that the federal cabinet will direct Innovations Canada to immediately fund clinical trials of interim COVID-19 therapies as a national priority and will further direct Innovations Canada to set aside existing program rules as necessary to enable these clinical trials to proceed forthwith. Every day of delay adds to the COVID-19 patient death count.

A second funding application has been made to the Government of Ontario via MPP Caroline Mulroney (Caroline.Mulroneyco@pc.ola.org).
 

TREATMENT SCALE-UP
Attempts are being made to involve the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation via CEPI (Coalition for Economic Preparedness Innovations) with respect to large scale use of the aforementioned therapies for combating COVID-19 infections in Africa. It is contemplated that videos detailing important aspects of the X-ray therapy and chloroquine drug therapy will be made for broadcast in multiple languages. In 2013-2014 Julia Rhodes produced educational medical videos relating to major tropical diseases with Gates Foundation and Al Jazeera/Lifelines support. On March 26, 2020 Julia Rhodes advised Charles Rhodes that she still has available to her in South Africa the resources necessary to make educational medical videos.

The limited medical resources in much of rural Canada are analogous to the limited medical resources in much of Africa. A COVID-19 infection treatment that is clinically tested in one place will likely be suitable for use in the other place. As of March 22, 2020 large stocks of chloroquine family anti-malarial drugs were readily available in much of equatorial Africa. However, X-ray equipment that can provide the required controlled X-ray dose is likely more readily available in urban Canada. In remote parts of Canada the problem of total absence of sophisticated medical support is almost insurmountable.
 

PATIENT RECORDS:
For both of the aforementioned therapies it is important to keep good patient records to allow evaluation of treatment efficacy and to prevent the same patient receiving multiple treatments. Over treatment could cause radiation over dose or drug over dose.
 

COVID-19 MORTALITY PROJECTION:
It is time for politicians to face reality. Here is a "back of an envelope" calculation to think about:

Assume that the population of Ontario is 14,400,000.

Assume that 1% of the population of Ontario is in nursing home care = 144,000
This population is almost all over 80 years old.

Assume that due to large numbers of staff and visitors in close contact with patients it proves to be impossible to stop the propagation of COVID-19 in a nursing home environment. This assumption is fundamentally different from the assumption by the government of Ontario that, in spite of experimental evidence to the contrary, the government will be able to prevent propagation of COVID-19 in nursing homes. The fundamental problem is that 3X per day staff changes potentially enable COVID-19 to penetrate the facility. According to TV news as of April 3, 2020 there are already over 20 known COVID-19 outbreaks in Ontario nursing homes. One infected staff member will infect several patients before showing symptoms. The infected patients will then infect both other staff members and other patients before showing symptoms. Even if every person is tested every day, keeping COVID-19 out of nursing homes appears to be an almost insurmountable task. To keep the patients safe the staff must live in total isolation from the rest of society. However, that is simply not practical.

Then due to the average age of the nursing home patient population even with the best medical care 25% die due to COVID-19 = 36,000 deaths in Ontario

Assume that the nursing home patient population of Canada is 3X the nursing home patient population of Ontario = 108,000 COVID-19 nursing home patient deaths in Canada

Assume that the nursing home distribution in the USA is similar to the nursing home distribution in Canada.

Assume that the population of the USA is 10X the population of Canada = 1,080,000 nursing home COVID-19 deaths in the USA

Assume that about 50% of the total COVID-19 deaths in the USA are unrelated to a nursing home environment = 540,000 non-nursing home deaths in the USA

Hence the projected total number of COVID-19 US deaths = 1,080,000 + 540,000 = 1,620,000 US deaths. This nightmare is already happening.

The recent propaganda from the White House projects 100,000 to 240,000 COVID-19 deaths

There is about a 10:1 discrepency between the above calculated COVID-19 US mortality projection and the White House projection. Please tell me which one of the above assumptions is significantly incorrect and why.

It appears that the practical way to mitigate this carnage is to care for elderly relatives in ones own home and to do all necessary to prevent COVID-19 from entering ones own home. The whole concept of institutional care of the aged seems to be impractical in the presence of a lethal highly contageous virus that is easily spread by asymptomatic persons. This failure of institutional old age care may have implications on North American family structure for many years to come. We are facing the blunt reality that if an elderly person requires more care than his/her relatives can physically provide, then putting that elderly person permanently to sleep with morphine seems to be the only viable solution.
 
 


DR. CHARLES RHODES, P.Eng., B.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D.

Canadian Phone: 905 473 1704
 
Email: CSLRhodes@gmail.com
Email: Charles.Rhodes@xylenepower.com

Dr. Charles Rhodes is presently promoting the work of his FOEI (Future of Energy Initiative) colleague Dr. Jerry Cuttler who has done extensive research into use of low dose radiation for improving dog and human life spans.

Charles Rhodes is the Chief Engineer of Xylene Power Ltd. and Micro Fusion International Ltd. Dr. Rhodes has 50 years of physics and engineering experience that includes development, manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of: distributed energy control and mechanical equipment monitoring systems for major buildings, thermal energy storage systems, pipelines, high efficiency boilers and grid connected behind-the-meter electricity generation systems.

Dr. Rhodes has been an intervenor and expert witness in Ontario Energy Board (OEB) electricity rate hearings. He has also been an expert witness in Alberta Energy Board (AEB) hearings relating to wind generation and buried sour gas pipe lines. He has supported various parties in interventions relating to interprovincial and interstate pipelines.

Other work by Dr. Rhodes has been in the areas of engineering education, engineering management, corporate management, power line carrier, RF, VHF, and UHF communication systems, microcontrollers, microprocessor and microcontroller programming for real time control, electricity and heat metering, electricity rate and regulatory issues, wind generation, fluorescent lighting, solid state device fabrication and characterization, high vacuum systems, cryogenic physics, semi-stable plasmas, structure of atomic particles, nuclear waste disposal, fast fission and fusion reactors, biofuels and the physics of climate change. Much of his recent work has been related to liquid sodium cooled modular fast neutron reactors.

Dr. Rhodes has broad experience that spans almost all aspects of energy.
 
 


 

JULIA RHODES (AKA JULIA SUMMER):

Julia Rhodes, actress, singer, artist, show host, film and web video producer
South Africa Phone: 011 27 72 108 0328
Email: JuliaRhodesactress@gmail.com
 
Websites:
JULIA RHODES FILMOGRAPHY
CHARMING PENGUIN PRODUCTIONS
JULIA RHODES AT MIRAN MEDIA
 

Julia has extensive experience working in Africa on water purification and and on tropical disease issues in conjunction with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Al Jazeera. As of March 22, 2020 Julia is located in Capetown, South Africa.

EXAMPLES OF JULIA'S RECENT WORK:
2020 Social Media Marketing and Advertising Trends You Need To Know (12 pages)

2019 Radio Advertisement for Coronation Investments

2019 2 U Video Voice Artist

2018 Julia Rhodes Portfolio

2018 Social Algorithms - Win the Platforms By Julia Rhodes

2018 Julia's video promoting career training with Standard Bank

2017 Adidas Influencer Campaign involving famous South African athletes and fitness gurus

2017 Julia's voiceover in a Publix pharmacy advetisement

2017 The Little Vampire 3D - Voiceover - Julia is the blond mother

2016 The Declining Attention Span of Social Media Users and How to Engage Them

2016 Thermo Fisher Scientific PCR Introduction

2016 Future Movers Summit bank training program

2016 Upgrading GE and Maersk websites

2016 Miran Media is an International Content Agency, based in Africa, Asia and Europe.

2015 A beginners guide to social media advertising

2015 Facebook ads 101

2015 Facebook Twitter are adapting to mobile video streaming

2014 Viral video campaign produced by Julia Rhodes (view count over 4 000 000)

During 2013 - 2014 Julia worked with Al Jazeera/Lifelines producing disease control videos for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
She also had character roles in South Africa produced TV serials such as SAF3.

2013 Al Jazeera anchor Julia Rhodes promoting work of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

2012 Julia Rhodes in TV series Supernatural

2012 JiggyTV video demo reel
 
 

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Phone: 905 473 1704
 
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This web page last updated April 5, 2020.

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