Public supports having a commission of inquiry.


Tina Toma, 40, Salamumu

There should be an inquiry into it especially because it was difficult to treat the disease. I support the idea of having a commission of inquiry into the situation because many young lives were lost to the disease. The response to the disease was late and it spread quickly. They should have responded early after seeing it spread quickly.


Wong Tuipoloa, 45, Vaitele

There should be a commission of inquiry because it all goes back to when parents were afraid to have their children vaccinated after an incident a few years ago in relation to vaccinations. I know if children were vaccinated then there wouldn’t have been an effect on us. During the measles epidemic, the government responded according to the situation.


Mele Ah Chong, 49, Saleilua

It is because of the carelessness of the parents. I don’t support having a commission of inquiry because it’s the parent's fault, they should have vaccinated the children to protect them from diseases.


Leata Tuaulu, 43, Falelauniu

I know it would have something to do with the children not being vaccinated and that would fall on the mother. I support having a commission of inquiry to find what the cause of this situation was. During the measles epidemic, the Ministry of Health responded quickly to the situation.


Tupu Leiataua, 34, Manono

The disease spread quickly because children weren’t vaccinated but I believe it’s the parent's fault but I support having a commission of inquiry to look into the situation.

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