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.

1048 supporters have already signed this petition.
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  • «Testing yes! Surveillance no!»

    Mathias Binswanger
    Professor of Economics at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland in Olten and private lecturer at the University of St. Gallen

  • «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

  • «Testing is an important element in reducing the impact of the new coronavirus.»

    Johannes Haushofer
    Professor at Princeton University

  • «We just need to accumulate more knowledge to find optimal mitigation strategies.»

    Jonas Dovern
    Chair of Statistics and Econometrics at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg

  • «We need to manage and balance the deadly consequences of Covid-19 AND the deadly consequences of our countermeasures in an intelligent way.»

    Michael Kramarsch
    Advisor, Founder, Investor – Managing Partner hkp/// group

  • «Knowledge is key to combat COVID-19. »

    Astrid Furrer
    Member of the Zurich Cantonal Council

  • «I support this petition because it enables us to live in freedom AND safety.»

    Achim Feige
    CEO & Founder GROWTH POSITIVE

  • «I support this petition because we need global initiatives to make the world a better place for everyone – we are in this together.»

    Bertil Tungodden
    Professor, Director of FAIR – The Choice Lab NHH Norwegian School of Economics

  • «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

  • «Evidence, evidence, evidence!»

    Tobias Thomas
    Director of EcoAustria – Institute for Economic Research

  • «Our behavioral immune system must now use it’s most powerful anti-pathogen tool: thinking. From thinking, it follows that we have to test. »

    Christian Fichter
    Head of Research & Development at Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences

  • «Widespread testing, contact tracing, and scientific understanding are essential in managing the pandemic before a vaccine is available. »

    Peter Cramton
    Professor of Economics at the University of Cologne and the University of Maryland, Director on the Board of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas

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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