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.

1049 supporters have already signed this petition.
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  • «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

  • «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

  • «Without testing, we don’t have data to conduct evidence-driven policy making. This is essential to minimize health risks while reopening the economy. »

    Gabriel Felbermayr
    President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy

  • «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 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

  • «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

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

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

  • «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

  • «I think it’s a good idea.»

    Alexander Scheer
    Managing Lawyer at Scheer Rechtsanwalt GmbH Vienna

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

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

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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