Take action for the next step in combating the coronavirus

What we want

We want security and freedom for people, to safeguard their physical, psychological and economic wellbeing. We want to be able to live with the new coronavirus.

Health and the economy seem currently in conflict with each other. This conflict can be resolved, if there is widespread, regular testing of people. This does not happen at present, because the capacity to do this is not sufficient.

This is why we are campaigning for systematic random testing across the board, so that

  • individuals and the economy can live and function with COVID-19
  • insight can be gained in the effectiveness of current and future policy measures

We need your help

to convince public opinion, the media and policy makers that such a programme is crucial to simultaneously meet public health requirements and allow normal economic and social activity, as long as the COVID-19 pandemic has not been conquered.

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  • «Because it ensures the return to an almost normal everyday life.»

    Katja Rost
    Professor of economic and organizational sociology

  • «Evidence, evidence, evidence!»

    Tobias Thomas
    Director of EcoAustria – Institute for Economic Research

  • «Testing is the key to better knowledge and thus to better management of the recovery phase.»

    Jean-Robert Tyran
    Professor of public economics and Vice-Rector for Research and International Affairs at the University of Vienna.

  • «In the absence of randomized testing we lack reliable data which is necessary to take appropriate actions that minimize the burden of the pandemic. »

    Ernst Fehr
    Professor of Economics, Director of the UBS Center for Economics in Society

  • «Without a comprehensive test and trace program in place, we face the most devastating economic downturn the world has ever seen. »

    Robert H. Frank
    Behavioral Economist and Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management Emeritus at Cornell University

  • «We need more evidence to support our decision making, if we want to build a better future!»

    Alexis Johann
    Managing Partner at FehrAdvice & Partners AG

  • «Health related decisions have to be based upon evidence, therefore we need more tests and surveys»

    Sophie Karmasin
    Founder and managing director at Karmasin Research&Identity GmbH

  • «We need data, otherwise we are navigating with a blindfold.»

    Koen Smets
    Organization Development Professional, Adj. Asst. Prof. at Saint Louis University, Senior Advisor BVA Nudge Unit

  • «Gather knowledge about what’s unknown today – that’s what an extensive testing strategy can do for our society. »

    Gerold Riedmann
    CEO Russmedia Digital, Editor in Chief at Vorarlberger Nachrichten, President of the European Division of the International News Media Association (INMA)

  • «I support this petition because testing is important to know your status and to deduce the right measures!»

    Martin Ohneberg
    President of the Federation of Austrian Industry Vorarlberg

  • «We need more data in order to finetune measures that minimize socio-economical impact while protecting the public health system. »

    Esther-Mirjam de Boer
    Owner and CEO at GetDiversity GmbH

  • «You need testing to get out of the crisis.»

    Benedikt Oeschger
    Climate Activist

Why testing? Experts explain.

Dan Ariely, Professor of Behavioral Economics and Psychology at Duke University 

Behavioral Economist Matthias Sutter explains why he supports our initiative.


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