| Natalie Rickli |
|Born||19 November 1976|
|Member of||WEF/Young Global Leaders/2012|
|Party||Swiss People's Party|
Natalie Simone Rickli is a Swiss politician of the Swiss People's Party. During the COVID event she was health director of Zurich, the most populous canton in Switzerland, responsible for implementing lockdowns and a steadily more forceful COVID-19 vaccine injection program.
She was elected as member of the National Council of Switzerland from the Canton of Zürich in 2007. In March 2019, she was elected to the Executive Council of Zürich and appointed as the Director of Health.
During winter 2020/21, Rickli demanded the population to “stay at home” in their apartments and was against an opening of the ski areas. However, during the same period, the Zurich health director allowed herself a luxury vacation in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean.
In August 2021 she stated:
Anyone who is opposed to vaccination should actually fill out an advance directive in which he confirms that he does not want hospital and intensive treatment in the event of Covid disease.