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Melanie Brooks in Conversation with Baron Wormser -- A Hard Silence

In the mid 1980s, Canada’s worst public health disaster was unfolding.  Catastrophic mismanagement of the country’s blood supply allowed contaminated blood to be knowingly distributed nationwide, infecting close to two thousand Canadians with HIV.   Among them was Melanie Brooks’s surgeon father who, after receiving a blood transfusion during open-heart surgery in 1985, learned he was HIV positive.