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COVID-19

5 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to Horst Seehofer

#loveisnottourism Einreiseverbot für binationale Paare beenden!

-----please scroll down for ENGLISH and PORTUGUESE----- Ziel dieser Petition ist es, Partnern binationaler Partnerschaften und Familienmitgliedern die Einreise aus Covid-19 Mutationsgebieten (wie bspw. Brasilien) nach Deutschland wieder zu ermöglichen. Laut Coronavirus-Schutzverordnung ist es derzeit nur erlaubt, nach Deutschland einzureisen wenn es sich um Angehörige der Kernfamilie oder Ehepartner handelt und die Einreise gemeinsam mit der/dem Deutschen Staatsbürger erfolgt. D.h. Ehepartner dürfen gemeinsam mit ihrem Deutschen Partner einreisen, während die Einreise für unverheiratete Partner nicht ermöglicht wird. Nachdem die Einreise aus den Risikogebieten bereits in einem langwierigen Prozess in 2020 über eine Petition und viel medialem Druck ermöglicht wurde, und das Bestehen einer Partnerschaft mit diversen Dokumenten und Erklärungen nachgewiesen werden musste bei der Einreise, wurde am 29.01.2021 mit der neuen Coronavirus-Schutzverordnung ein  Beförderungsverbot eingeführt, das seitdem im zweiwöchentlichen Rhythmus verlängert wird, ohne Aussicht auf ein Ende. Dies ermöglicht lediglich eine Einreise des Ehepartners und der Kernfamilie gemeinsam mit dem Deutschen Partner. Die Sinnhaftigkeit dieser Regelung ist mehr als fragwürdig, da dies ein größeres Risiko für alle Beteiligten darstellt. Dazu ist wiederholt die Unterscheidung zwischen Ehepartner und nicht ehelichem Partner Diskriminierung. Eine Konsequenz dieser Maßnahmen ist, dass sich die deutschen Partner auf den Weg in die Mutationsgebiete machen um ihre Partner zu besuchen und sich damit einer unnötigen Gefahr aussetzen oder sie lange Zeit ohne ihren Partner / Familie verbringen müssen, was gerade in Zeiten der sozialen Isolation besonders schwerfällt. Wir fordern daher von der Deutschen Bundesregierung die Aufnahme der Ausnahmeregelung für die Einreise ausländischer Partner unverheirateter binationaler Partnerschaften  Mutationsgebieten nach Deutschland, ohne die Notwendigkeit gemeinsam einreisen zu müssen.  ----------- The aim of this petition is to enable partners in binational relationships and family members to enter Germany from Covid-19 mutation areas (such as Brazil). According to the Coronavirus Protection Ordinance, it is currently only allowed to enter Germany for members of the core family and married partners and the entry has to take place together with the German citizen. This means that spouses are allowed to enter the country together with their German partner, while entry for unmarried partners is not permitted. After entry from risk areas was already made possible in a lengthy process in 2020 via a petition and a lot of media pressure, and the existence of a partnership with various documents and declarations had to be proven upon entry, with the new Coronavirus Protection Ordinance from January 29, 2021 a transport ban was introduced, which has since then been extended every two weeks with no prospect of an end. This only enables the spouse and core family to enter the country together with the German partner. The usefulness of this regulation is more than questionable, as it represents a greater risk for all parties involved. In addition, the distinction between spouse and unmarried partner is a huge discrimination. One consequence of these measures is that the German partners travel to the mutation areas to visit their partners and thus expose themselves to unnecessary danger or they have to spend a long time without their partner / family, which is especially in times of social isolation extremely difficult. We therefore demand from the german government the inclusion of the exemption for the entry of foreign partners of unmarried binational partnerships from mutation areas to Germany without the need to enter together. ---------- O objetivo desta petição é permitir que parceiros em parcerias binacionais e familiares podem entrat na Alemanha de áreas de mutação da Covid-19 (como o Brasil). De acordo com o Decreto de Proteção ao Coronavírus na Alemanha, atualmente só é permitido entrar na Alemanha se forem membros da família essencial ou cônjuge e a entrada tem que acontecer junto com o cidadão alemão. Isso significa que os cônjuges estão autorizados a entrar no país juntamente com o seu parceiro alemão, enquanto a entrada de namorados não é permitida de forma alguma. Depois que a entrada de áreas de risco já foi permitida pra namorados em um longo processo em 2020 com uma outra petição e muita pressão da mídia, com o novo Decreto de Proteção ao Coronavírus de 29 de janeiro de 2021 foi introduzida uma proibição de transporte, que está prolongada a cada duas semanas, sem perspectiva de fim. Isso só permite que o cônjuge ou membros da família essencial podem entrar no país junto com o parceiro alemão. A utilidade deste regulamento é mais do que questionável, pois representa um risco maior para todas as partes envolvidas. Além disso, a distinção entre casado e não-casado é uma maior discriminação. Uma consequência dessas medidas é que os parceiros alemães vão para as áreas de mutação para visitar seus parceiros e, assim, se expõem a perigos desnecessários ou passam muito tempo sem o parceiro / família, o que é especialmente sério e difícil em tempos de o isolamento social. Então, nos exigimos do governo da Alemanha permitir a entrada na Alemanha para os parceiros estrangeiros não-casados de áreas de mutação para a Alemanha sem a necessidade de viajarem juntos.

Christina Neumann
3,262 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Jens Spahn, Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, Gesundheitsministerien der Länder, Bundesregierung

Ersatzwartelisten beim Impfen mit Astra-Zeneca

Es gibt immer wieder Berichte darüber, dass das Astra-Zeneca Vakzin in Deutschland abgelehnt wird. Am Impfzentrum am ehemaligen Flughafen Tegel in Berlin sollen an einem Tag mit 3.800 reservierten Terminen nur 200 wahrgenommen worden sein. Das ist das Resultat einer übertriebenen Negativberichterstattung gegenüber dieses Impfstoffs durch den Vergleich mit den sehr effektiven BioNTech/Pfizer und Moderna Vakzinen. Große Mengen des Impfstoffs werden ungenutzt gelagert, während weitere Dosen Deutschland erreichen. Wir fordern, dass die Bundesregierung und die Landesregierungen eine Möglichkeit für Ersatzwartelisten oder Ersatzwarteschlangen vor den Impfzentren (natürlich unter Einhaltung der COVID-19-Schutzmaßnahmen) schafft, auf die zurückgegriffen werden kann, wenn die eigentlich terminierten Personen nicht erscheinen. Jeder sollte die Möglichkeit haben, sich auf diese Listen setzen zu lassen. Es ist inakzeptabel, dass Impfdosen während einer globalen Pandemie ungenutzt eingelagert werden. Wenn sie verfügbar sind, sollten sie verimpft werden. Je mehr Menschen, unabhängig von ihrem Alter, geimpft sind, desto geringer ist das Infektionsrisiko für alle. -- English: There have been many reports of the AZ vaccine being shunned in Germany. One report, at the Tegel vaccination centre in Germany, stated that 200 people were turning up for the 3,800 appointments that day. This is a result of needless scaremongering over a vaccine that is safe and effective. Large doses of the vaccine are in storage, with many more arriving in Germany to remain unused. We demand that the federal and state governments allow the possibility of reserve lists/queues (socially-distanced of course) at centres to be admitted for vaccination in the case of no-shows by those who held the original appointment. Anybody should be able to join these queues/lists. It is unacceptable for vaccines to lie in storage during such a serious pandemic. Once they are available, they should be given. The more people vaccinated, regardless of age, the narrower the channels of infection.

Liberale Demokraten - Die Sozialliberalen
4,080 supporters
Update posted 11 months ago

Petition to Ylva Johansson, Horst Seehofer, Council of the European Union, Josep Borrell, European Commission

#LoveIsEssential. Lift travel bans for lovers to reunite couples!

Dear EU-leaders, (and respectively all leaders from NA, LATAM, MENA, APAC, etc.) ----- UPDATED June 25th, 2020: updates on precedents, demand, clarifications and solutions ---- Love is essential. Therefore, love should be an essential reason for travel and enable non-EU-citizens in an "international" partnership to enter the European Union (+associated states) along with all other permitted essential travellers (cross-border workers, passengers travelling for imperative family reasons, health-care personal, etc.) AND VICE VERSA (refers to U.S., Brazil, Russia, and all other affected countries currently banning travel into their countries)! Speaking for all (non-married) couples and (wider) families being separated at the moment, this ask comes from the deepest of our hearts in a time where love, especially between people of different nations and origins, is more important than ever to make this world a better, more human and happier place. Energy flows where focus goes. Help everyone affected to focus on creating positive economic impact, spread happiness and support others in need, instead of having to worry about one of the most essential aspects of life, which is LOVE.  1. There is precedent - Denmark has already begun allowing those with long term girlfriends/boyfriends into Denmark, no matter the country of origin, provided they have a negative coronavirus test taken < 3 days before arrival, by June 27th. https://um.dk/en/news/newsdisplaypage/?newsID=682B5B45-7FD2-4D2A-BDD8-22BC9ABCC62D&fbclid=IwAR1uezt4DPEK6KD0n2bbpFz0MFmtMxMidayOw6uadH0Df0ZQYeLfsGP2Lhg This should be an EU-wide policy, especially given the Commission's seeming desire to have standardization in entry procedures and exemptions. If the test is not enough to guarantee safety (as one could of course be infected within those 3 days), countries could mandate a 14-day (or truly even longer) quarantine, as we're sure testing within airports is not able to ramp up this quickly.  2. There is demand - We are left in the dark if we are heard and if the Commission even has this community of separated couples and families on its radar, but we want you to know that it is a large community. This Change.org petition already has 800+ signees and has been explicitly supported by a member of the EU Parliament, Rasmus Andresen . There is a huge petition addressed towards Horst Seehofer (Minister of the Interior of Germany) called Einreisebeschränkungen für binationale Paare und Familien unbürokratisch aufheben! with more than 7.500 supporters. https://www.change.org/p/keine-einreisebeschr%C3%A4nkungen-f%C3%BCr-binationale-paare-und-familien-heikomaas-bmi-bund-auswaertigesamt And another petition #LiftTheTravelBan on EU/UK entering the US addressed at the U.S. leaders (Donald Trump et al) also including couples with one partner in the EU and growing significantly. https://www.change.org/p/donald-j-trump-liftthetravelban-on-europe There are several Facebook groups specifically devoted to understanding and keeping up with news on this ban that have thousands of members with a new post frequency of once every 10 minutes. Couples Separated by EU/US Travel Ban https://www.facebook.com/groups/314772869924351 Familien und Paare in einem Europa ohne Grenzen https://www.facebook.com/groups/1659141337557955 and many more... And please check Twitter for widely used hashtags (#) such as #LoveIsEssential #LoveIsNotTourism #LiftTheTravelBan You are going to be swamped with messages of couples currently fighting the same fight!   3. There are reliable and easily implementable solutions -  introduce self-quarantine (of 14 days or longer), self-paid COVID-19 tests, self-declaration, etc.! We would do almost everything for the possibility to be with our beloved ones again!  4. There needs to be clarification - There is this thread of over 3 thousand comments (and 2 more preceding it) as well as countless online forums devoted to trying to understand current restrictions. We understand it is a difficult feat, but we individuals should not be forced to rely on each other to analyze and understand at the most basic level the regulations provided to us by the government. There is currently no clarity or unity among EU states with regards to several issues:- Whether or not border restrictions refer to country of origin (i.e. where your flight came from) or country of citizenship: for example, if one were to go from the US to the UK and quarantine for 15 days, it is currently not clear across member states and even within member states if they would then be allowed to travel to an EU state- How to prove to airlines that one has permission to fly: there have been countless reports and anecdotes of individuals who were told they would be able to enter a country with specified documentation but were turned away from the airline. This should not happen.- Why no countries besides Denmark have clarified the term 'durable relationship', as referenced in Article 3.2b of the commission's own released restrictions: there is no clarity in many states besides Denmark of what 'durable relationship' is defined by. For example, in Sweden, the border controls website states that one can potentially prove a cohabiting partnership with a marriage certificate, previous rental agreement, etc. but that these are not a guarantee. It is the responsibility of the EU Commission to clarify and make sure each member state actually understands its restrictions. 5. Love is not tourism - In a world, where half the world is going on vacation again (which they more than deserve!), please don't forget about us couples. In relation to vacationers, we would be even more cautious to not spread the virus, be mindful and do everything needed! In difficult times, humans are meant to surround themselves with the ones they love. And lately, in these very, very difficult times, all we want is to be able to be with the ones we love. Thank you for your time and consideration. We do truly appreciate it and sincerely hope you and your family are safe and healthy in these times.

Robin Brüne
42,674 supporters
Started 1 year ago

Petition to United Nations, World Health Organisation (WHO), All Governments

International Disease Defence Program (IDDP) to fight Corona COVID-19

SUMMARY Call for action to: Collect and share information, demands and supplies to fight pandemic with an International Disease Defence Program (IDDP) framed by the United Nations and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Provide standards, methods & recommendations based on IDDP network data evaluation. Strategically allocate demands and resources on the globe via IDDP. OPERATIONAL GOALS Health institutions report their demands & resources to the IDDP Providers of resources post their resources & availability to the IDDP Logistic providers take on shipment demands issued by IDDP International community support resource allocation according to science based recommendations and monitoring results using the IDDP network. I. STORYLINE 1. Mankind needs to act as one organism fighting an infection by identifying,  coordinating, allocating required resources (knowledge, methods, people, equipment, money) globally in a network moderated by science and best practices, accessible worldwide via one platform for matching and distributing demands and request, covering the spectrum between individual decentralized action and global standards and strategies. 2. Mankind's weapon to defeat any pandemic disease lies as much in solidarity and coordination of actions as in the acting of individual states for adaptation to local situation. 3. The COVID-19 disease will sweep around the globe in waves that interact in a non-deterministic system. That system cannot be modeled in detail but needs coordinated, continuous monitoring, and coordinated, strategic, adaptive responses. 4. Pooling and coordinating mankind's worldwide resources, and strategically allocating them both digitally and physically to the hotspots on demand and/or bring the patients to the resources, ensures that as one species we will endure as little damage as possible. Mankind cannot stop the virus spread, but we can minimize its damage both on a regional and on a global balance sheet. 5. Failure to act imposes a great threat to international political and economic stability. Any delay increases the chance for chaos with a increasing number of deaths by collateral damages done to economic systems and poverty leading to waves of refugees, uprising of people, war.  6. The corona crises imposes a great threat and at the same time a great chance to unite as mankind by solving the fundamental global problems together. II. SETUP OF THE IDDP The “International Disease Defence Program (IDDP)” shall be a global joint venture and shall consist of, but not limited to, the following modules: II-1 IDDP Science & Medical BoardThe World Health Organisation (WHO) supported by leading institutions of the science committee is called to provide a science based framework not limited to: a commonly accepted economic model to provide the statistical chance that a coordinated monitoring, pooling & shared usage of distributed resources in a network will - on a global scale - cost less money and lives than fighting the viruses impact as individual nations, providing and update a commonly accepted disease spread model based on monitoring data to add to next best action decisions, providing economic methods to make required resources globally equally accessible, evaluating different approaches in treatment procedures, vaccine development, monitoring and initiating strategics, methods, tools for a distributed fight against the disease,  providing recommendations to iteratively adapt the IDDP for effectivity.  The work of the board shall focuses on:  providing the basis for next best action decisions, setting an economically and morally sound framework for governments to participate, to build up trust, and to collaborate.  Questions for the board to answer:Following a coordinated collaborative approach as of the IDDP How many lives can be saved globally (minimum)? How many dollars can be saved globally (minimum)? Which are the most promising treatments? Which are the best standards to apply? II-2 IDDP Steering CommitteeConstituted by members of all nations and acting on behalf of the United Nations and the WHO in consent of all governments to: Do whatever is required to ensure the IDDP program and IDDP teams’ operation on a legal basis and in accordance to the human rights act. Enforce with international & national law all companies/institutions to list all resources available/being produced on their territory. Failure in doing so may be considered an act of aggression by taking advantage of the virus in order to outperform other nations by disclosing resources required to fight the virus. Enforce common quality standards of health products and equipment. Adapting global standards & procedures to - test for the virus, - to report and - to restrict physical contacttogether with IDDP Science & Medical Board. Ensure the IDDP and all measure taken to be in full compliance and to enforce and foster the declaration of human rights (AEMR). Set framework for global financial market stability with the top priority to focus on supplying individual human beings with the minimum funds to survive and to act according to all precautions measures to fight the disease. Set a global framework to forster price stability especially for:- equipment, tests,- transportation of patients/material of IDDP shipments- kerosene/electricity/fuel for all airlines/carriers transporting IDDP equipment, personal, patients. II-3 IDDP Operational Task force Based on the legal framework of UN peacekeeping mission the United Nations together with WHO is to setup a Operational task force to engage on a global scale in disease monitoring, resource allocation management, critical resources identification. The team is to support prioritizing demands and distributing resources and patients by availability and by a commonly agreed and adapted set of parameters that are backed up by model calculations and monitoring on virus spreading. Parameters have to be chosen to minimize the impact on a global scale, valuing every nation as equal. Each government is to send representatives to IDDP Operational task force.    II-4 IDDP PlatformFormed as a joint venture of the top 2-3 marketplace and logistics companies from each continent to provide a proven available cloud ERP / marketplace system with order & supply chain management and easily integrated ticket system capabilities.  Connect available resources and offers with demands via shipment on a global scale. Scalable for actors to interact on a local, regional, national and international level. rate offers and equipment for quality and fraud detection by quality agencies. Setup the system to be able to handle:  Offers and Requests ofessential equipment with ownership, location, status of, but not limited to the following:- Tests- Ventilators- Protection garn- Protection masks- Beds- Tents-  … capacities with location, status, contacts, e.g. for:- testing - beds with ventilation- space… teams with location, status, contacts- Nurses- Doctors- Logistics- individual professionals that offer to join order management Shipment & tracking of resources door-to-door II-5 IDDP Support Formed as a distributed Call Center & 1 level Support not limited to the languages  English French Kanton Spanish Russian as a joint effort of the top 3 call center companies of each continent. Goal: connecting  “IDDP Operations” and “IDDP Platform”  and “IDDP scientific & Medical” with platform acteurs, supporting the success of resource transfer via the IDDP platform. requestes have to be answered 24/7. Setup of FAQs & Knowledge base providing answers from, operational task force & IDDP steering committee to public and public health sector and suppliers. II-6 IDDP Development International group of developers and administrators working on the development and the adaptation of the IPPD and on its integration with other resources. Organising hackathons with defined goals and global calls staffing the development team on a contracted basis. Ensuring data security of confidential information and the Open Source development of the IDDP platform. II-7 IDDP FinanceSetup by World bank, International Monetary Fund, in cooperation with national / regional banks to provide funds for the IDDP  resources & staff nations with limited financial capabilities to support their citizens Decisions about the share of money all nations need to hold are postponed until the crisis is solved. As a basic agreement, shares may be calculated by the relative economic power of the nations prior to date of the first occurrence of virus. II-8 All producers/providers of resources / the private sector report production capacities and stock to the IDDP, especially, but not limited to protection and medical equipment. provide knowledge and services to the public.  provide staff to the IDDP. II-9 All nations/states/counties/cities/hospitals report their demand for resources by online form to the cloud based resource management.  report their treatment capabilities. II-10 All airlines, cargo carriers, health organisations Take on door-to-door shipments issued by IDDP and prioritise these shipments before other business. II-11 All international Quality Assurance AgenciesProvide informations to IDDP (e.g. blacklist and whitelists) to ensure quality and integrity of information and of material and equipment traded. II-12 All citizensUnite in the will to face the global challenge of a pandemic as global citizens. Demand from our governments to supporting us and our will to take responsibility for our lives and for the live of others. Unite in the will not to leave one soul behind. Unite in the understanding, that diversity and freedom is a common good we all want to share to the same extend, with the same wish for peace, health and safety. Unite in the understanding that the power of freedom is the power of balancing and enabling the freedom of all beings. We call on our governments, on the World Health Organisation and on the United Nations to follow our will and take imediate action. III PETITION Dear Mr. António Guterres,Dear Mr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,Dear Excellencies and Honorable Leaders of all governments of all nations on this planet, with my signature, I support the call for action for an International Disease Defence Program (IDDP) as outlined above, call on my government to immediately join forces with other nations and to establish a united, global, pandemic disease protection and defence that shares the load of the pandemic disease's imapct COVID-19 between all nations according to their economic strength.

Steffen Niemann
184 supporters