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

  • «I support the petition, because we need large scale testing to prevent further infection waves and to be able to safely reopen economy and social life»

    Isabelle Daniel
    Journalist at oe24.at

  • «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

  • «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)

  • «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)

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

    Eva Zehetner
    Head of Human Ressources at Telekom Austria Group

  • «Because testing and tracing are the right thing to do to combat the pandemic.»

    Iris Bohnet
    Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government and Academic Dean at the Harvard Kennedy School

  • «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

  • «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 the most effective tool to combat the corona crisis and it is necessary to avoid a second lockdown. »

    Hannes Androsch
    Former Minister of Finance and Vice Chancellor of Austria, Austrian entrepreneur and consultant

  • «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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