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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  • «We need sufficient information for effective disease control. Governments should do more to provide this important public good.»

    Rupert Sausgruber
    Professor of Public Economics at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

  • «A strategy that involves widespread testing at its core is the only way out of this crisis.»

    Benjamin Moll
    Professor of Economics at London School of Economics and Political Science

  • «Strengthen scientific data and research and fight against speculation.»

    Victor Schmid
    Chairman & Partner / Co-Founder at Hirzel.Neef.Schmid.Konsulenten

  • «Decisions need to be based on data!»

    Ulrike Malmendier
    Edward and Mollie Arnold Professor of Finance at the University of California at Berkeley and Professor of Economics at Haas School of Business

  • «Let’s use the assets we have and act on the needs without hindering biases and ideologies. »

    Lars Maydell
    International Executive Coach

  • «It’s obvious that large-scale testing is not only a cost-efficient, but also an effective tool to combat the crisis without serious consequences. »

    Walter Schachermayer
    Professor of mathematics at University of Vienna

  • «Because I subscribe to all arguments laid down in your manifest.»

    Valerie Brunner
    Group Head of Institutional Clients at Raiffeisen Bank International AG

  • «It is high time that we get better evidence – sampling is one of the main issues in the covid-data-crisis.»

    Antoinette Weibel
    Professor for Human Resources Management at University of St. Gallen

  • «We need a better understanding where we are in this crisis!»

    Nora Szech
    Holder of the Chair of Political Economy at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

  • «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

  • «Because large-scale testing in countries like Island or South Korea has shown that infection numbers were quickly brought under control. »

    Heidi Glück
    Owner, Heidi Glück media + public affairs consulting GmbH

  • «In 2020 we should have smarter tools to fight a pandemic than the concepts from the ages of the black plague. Testing is essential to fight the crisis»

    Robert Misik
    Austrian journalist and author

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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