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A person was criticised by the uninformed for writing several prescient, Echo Letters around 1998, predicting future problems from a new neuro-degenerative disease, that began in cattle in Britain.

Subsequently neuro-degenerative disease went from the fourth leading cause of death in Britain, to their number one leading cause of death, exceeding mortality from heart disease and cancer, and in 2018 neuro-degenerative disease became the leading cause of death for Australian women, with 8,973 dead. Dementia is simply one of the many kinds of neuro-degenerative diseases.

Even when people read this, they don’t believe it, still wrongly thinking heart disease is the number one killer in Britain.

Peter Olson, Goonengerry


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