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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 09, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) National Ctrs. for Disease Control's estimate cost of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in United States reported

(DC: Susan Spencer) Impact of AIDS hysteria on blood donations and effect on surgery patients such as Nefali Vidales examined; scenes shown. [Dr. Bruce LENES - describes effort to stock blood bank.] Extent of public's ignorance on means of transmitting AIDS as indicated by survey outlined on screen. [Red Cross spokesperson Norman KEAR - blames public paranoia and ignorance for blood shortage.] Incidents fueling hysteria, include death of Rock Hudson, reviewed.

Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan

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