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

  • «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

  • «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

  • «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

  • «We need reliable data about the true infection rate to take appropriate actions that minimize the overall burden of the pandemic »

    Nina Mazar
    Professor of Marketing and Co-Director Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy

  • «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.

  • «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

  • «Testing is central to enable us to live with the virus without severe and blunt distancing measures.»

    Dorothea Kübler
    Director of the department Behaviour on Markets

  • «… because decisions and policies need to be based on evidence and data.»

    Eva Zehetner
    Head of Human Ressources at Telekom Austria Group

  • «I can’t believe we’re on track and I do not want to return to the future but the new normal.»

    Antje Kanngiesser
    Senior Executive Leader for Transformation in Infrastructure & Energy | C-Level and Board Member at BKW AG

  • «We need valid data for valid decisions!»

    Winfried Felser
    Managing Director NetSkill Solutions GmbH

  • «…the value of information is high at present.»

    Georg Weizsäcker
    Professor of Economics at Humboldt University

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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