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    Daily Digest 3/31 – Johnson & Johnson Reports Vaccine Batch Ruined At Baltimore Factory, Lagarde Says ECB Could Have Digital Currency Within Four Years

    by Daily Digest

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 7:26 AM

Economy

Johnson & Johnson Reports Vaccine Batch Ruined At Baltimore Factory

A batch of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine failed quality standards and can’t be used, the drug giant said late Wednesday.

The drugmaker didn’t say how many doses were lost, and it wasn’t clear how the problem would impact future deliveries.

Lagarde Says ECB Could Have Digital Currency Within Four Years

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said her institution could launch a digital currency around the middle of this decade if her fellow policy makers give the project the green light this summer.

“We need to make sure that we do it right – we owe it to the Europeans,” Lagarde said in a Bloomberg TV interview on Wednesday. “The whole process – let’s be realistic about it — will in my view take another four years, maybe a little more.”

Bitcoin and ether climb after Visa says it will allow payment settlements using cryptocurrency

Bitcoin and ether jumped on Monday after Visa announced that it will enable the use of a USD Coin to settle payment transactions on its platform.

The price of bitcoin sharply climbed minutes after Reuters first reported about Visa’s move at around 4:40 a.m. Eastern. Ether spiked shortly after.

15 Million N95s Without A Buyer

A lot of us first heard of N95 masks, the gold standard of face masks, at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. They were almost impossible to get at the time, which makes sense considering the astronomical spike in demand and the fact that some countries had restricted exports.

The mask shortage never went away though. Prices for N95s are still much higher than pre-pandemic levels, meaning many health care workers have to reuse masks. But there’s also an N95 supply glut at the exact same time.

Biden unveils ‘once in a generation’ spending plan

US President Joe Biden has called for trillions in spending aimed at re-igniting America’s economic growth by upgrading its crumbling infrastructure and tackling climate change.

The $2.3tn (£1.7tn) proposal would direct billions to initiatives such as charging stations for electric vehicles and eliminating lead water pipes.

Global Petroplastic Markets Set To Explode This Year

In a sharp reversal of fortunes, oil markets have gone into another tailspin with prices dipping by the biggest margin since the historic April crash. WTI and Brent crude recorded earlier this month the biggest drop in absolute terms since April 2020, when oil prices entered negative territory for the first time in history. Volatility continued during the last trading sessions of the week, with prices stabilizing on Friday. Opinions on the oil trajectory remain deeply divided, with the bulls saying the oil markets are simply taking a breather after an epic 6-month run. The bears counter by arguing that a crash was inevitable since the massive rally was not supported by fundamentals.

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  • Fri, Apr 02, 2021 - 10:53am

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    Vaxer Jaxer Just a Jester

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  • Fri, Apr 02, 2021 - 11:20am

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    Peak Trust: Authoritarianism: gradually then suddenly

    https://tftc.io/martys-bent/issue-961-gradually-then-suddenly-authoritarianism/

    I woke up this morning and saw this tweet from Michael Krieger urging his followers to read an excerpt from They Thought They Were Free The Germans, 1933-45 and I am very happy that he did so. We talk a lot about the gradually, then suddenly nature of Bitcoin acceptance, adoption and domination. Today, I'd like to turn your attention towards another gradually, then suddenly trend we follow from time to time in this rag but needs more attention at this current juncture; the slow creep towards Authoritarianism. We've touched on isolated instances of this slow creep in many issues throughout the past, but I'd like to attempt to bring some of these disparate instances into hyper focus using this retrospective on Nazi Germany as a guide to help highlight how we may be embarking on a similar path at the moment.There has been a concerted effort from the mainstream media and the entrenched political/academic/banking/corporate class to divide and conquer for some time now. They choose very broad and nuanced topics that stoke strong emotions in individuals, reduce them to black and white issues, and force media consumers to pick sides. The topics chosen by this class of manipulators that are most popular recently are race, climate, Trump, and COVID. When it comes to race you are either a racist or an anti-racist. When it comes to the climate you are either an environmentalist or a climate change denier. When it comes to your views on Donny Trump you are either a member of the resistance or an alt-right fascist. When it comes to COVID you are either helping to stop the spread or a science denying country bumpkin murderer.There is no room for taking a step back and saying things like "Maybe we should judge and treat people as individuals instead of making broad brush generalizations about their belief and status based on skin tone.", "Yeah, maybe we are contributing to climate change, but should we really send humanity back to a pre-Industrial Age way of life based off proclamations from people who have been consistently very wrong for decades?", "Yes, Donald Trump is an ass and I certainly don't agree with everything he has said or done, he's certainly hypocritical in a lot of regards, and he fumbled many things while in office, but are we really willing to go as far as to compare him to Hitler?", and "This virus seems to be affecting people who are either extremely unhealthy or old the worst, do we really need to shut down the global economy and mandate experimental mRNA vaccines on the whole population?"SHUT UP YOU RACIST CLIMATE CHANGE DENYING FASCIST MURDERER!This is the current state of discourse at the moment and it does not bode well for society. Slowly but surely, the conversation has been pushed to this black and white extreme and the ability to have open and genuine discussions about extremely nuanced topics has been thrown out the door. Emotions rule the day and, what's worse, we're seeing a growing trend of people identifying where they stand on these "black and white issues" with physical markers in meatspace that are eerily similar to some of the physical signaling that went on in Nazi Germany.

    Read the rest.

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  • Fri, Apr 02, 2021 - 11:24am

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    Operation Krispy Kreme

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  • Fri, Apr 02, 2021 - 11:35am

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    Peak Trust: Buttigieg edition

    https://twitter.com/Xeriland/status/1377757687954423808?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1377811940324601862%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es3_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theburningplatform.com%2F

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  • Fri, Apr 02, 2021 - 1:18pm

    TWalker5

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    Wow!

    That old 60 Minutes footage is absolutely mind-blowing in today’s context.  It not only shows how history repeats itself, but how far journalism has fallen.

    And, Tom, great article.  These types of posts are why I still visit here daily despite all the crap going on with Adam, Chris, and “the investors.”

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  • Fri, Apr 02, 2021 - 3:14pm

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    pinecarr said:

    That's precious, Tom!!

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  • Fri, Apr 02, 2021 - 6:45pm

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    What's with Adam, Chris, and “the investors.” ?

    TWalker5 wrote,

    These types of posts are why I still visit here daily despite all the crap going on with Adam, Chris, and “the investors.”

    I appear to be missing something. I thought Chris's silence was because he's attending to his daughter's cancer. Can anyone enlighten me?

     

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  • Fri, Apr 02, 2021 - 7:38pm

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    ezlxq

    You can dig through multiple threads, or just pick out Chris's posts here:

    https://www.peakprosperity.com/user/cmartenson/replies/

    he explains it pretty well 3 or 4 posts back.

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  • Fri, Apr 02, 2021 - 9:19pm

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    ezlxq1949 - More threads to check out

    Hi ezlxq1949.  Chris's ex-wife, Becca, clarified in a post a couple of weeks ago that their daughter has done very well with her cancer treatments, and there is no longer a family emergency in that regard.  So we learned for sure that Chris's silence was not due to his daughter's earlier cancer scare.  See comment #40 at https://www.peakprosperity.com/forum-topic/where-the-hell-is-chris/page/4/

    Adam then posted on that same thread, comment #49, to let us know that the real issue was that Peak Prosperity had brought on investors last year, but that Chris and the investors were in conflict re how to run Peak Prosperity. So they were working to resolve the situation.  We were told Chris and Adam were silent because of the confidentiality associated with those negotiations.  But that was a while ago, March 16th, and Chris continued to be silent (or silenced).

    Since then, on Friday April 2nd, Dave Fairtex started a new topic re "The investors", bringing more light on who they are and who they work for.  See https://www.peakprosperity.com/forum-topic/the-investors/

    -If you read through the posts on that thread, you should get pretty well caught up.

     

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  • Sat, Apr 03, 2021 - 1:54am

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    More threads

    Thanks pinecarr.

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  • Sat, Apr 03, 2021 - 5:09am

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    Am I fully zensored?

    My last 3 posts have gone unpublished....this is a test to see if I can get anything through.
    they had the word [email protected] in them .....could that be the kicker?

    maybe this is a coincidence, but Chris was about to start moving his focus into the [email protected] space when he went silent. Is it unreasonable to think that Big Pharma might have targeted voices with 1/3 million followers to silence them. What better way than to hire an intermediary company to pull financial levers to pursue an outcome?

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  • Sat, Apr 03, 2021 - 6:07am

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    Peak Trust: Oliveoilguy

    Try replacing “experimental biological agent” for the word you think is being banned.

    This is a fun game isn’t it?

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  • Sat, Apr 03, 2021 - 6:17am

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    brushhog said:

    "Genetic reprograming serum"

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  • Sat, Apr 03, 2021 - 7:04am

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    Same situation?

    I perceive that there is a significant difference in that 500k+ have died from covid just in the US.  Should the c19 vaccine rollout  cause 4K cases of vaccine related issues, that will have been a tremendous success vs the downside that c19 has already proven to represent.

    We are coming up on 6 months of mass vaccinations, with what appear to me minimal issues so far.   How long is it reasonable to stay on the sideline,  when doing so helps keep the virus spreading?

    The vaccine is a static solution to a mutating virus.   At some point it will no longer work.  If C19 has at that point been allowed to mutate and converges on a more deadly strain ( see 1918), then the decision to let it spread will have been a tragic mistake.

    I suggest that we continue to keep an eye on the vaccines and loosten up the fear stance as they continue to prove themselves.

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  • Sat, Apr 03, 2021 - 7:27am

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    Kat43 said:

    500,000 people did not die as a result of C19.  The numbers were greatly overstated.  Perhaps to push the fear and false comparison to any improvement.

    Have you not been following Bossche or Read?  The leaky vaccine is helping to keep the pandemic going.

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  • Sat, Apr 03, 2021 - 7:44am

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    a good accompaniment to

    Hitler's Cross by Erwin Lutzer

    "What is taught in philosophy classrooms today is believed by the man on the street tomorrow."

    "It has been said that after God died in the nineteenth century, man died in the twentieth century, for when God is dead, man becomes an untamed beast."

    Among other things, it gives interesting insights into Hitler (and, indirectly, some others like Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, etc. who thought they had a mission to benefit humanity but ultimately were imbued with a mission to carry out quite the opposite):

    "He volunteered for risky assignments, not so much because of his bravery but because he believed fate had decreed that he was invincible."

    "Hitler was a thoroughly demonized being whose body was but the shell for the spirit that inhabited him."

    One of the tenets of science is that nature abhors a vacuum.  So true.  But it is also a tenet of the unseen but very real spirit world that if you are not inhabited by one spirit, you will be inhabited by another.  There will be no sitting on the fence when the day of reckoning comes.

    Examine the so-called great political leaders of history.  Find me the one you think truly had the interests of his or her people at heart and only those interests at heart and acted with moral purity and I will poke more holes through your belief than in a Swiss cheese factory.

    Consider the World Economic Forum, the Great Reset, Build Back Better, and understand where this is coming from.  The same place where the vaccine passport and its (false) promise of "freedom" is coming from.  Do not be deceived.

     

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  • Sat, Apr 03, 2021 - 8:17am

    brushhog

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    One sided logic

    I perceive that there is a significant difference in that 500k+ have died from covid just in the US.  Should the c19 vaccine rollout  cause 4K cases of vaccine related issues, that will have been a tremendous success vs the downside that c19 has already proven to represent.

    We are coming up on 6 months of mass vaccinations, with what appear to me minimal issues so far.   How long is it reasonable to stay on the sideline,  when doing so helps keep the virus spreading?

    The vaccine is a static solution to a mutating virus.   At some point it will no longer work.  If C19 has at that point been allowed to mutate and converges on a more deadly strain ( see 1918), then the decision to let it spread will have been a tragic mistake.

    I suggest that we continue to keep an eye on the vaccines and loosten up the fear stance as they continue to prove themselves.

    I wish you would apply the same critical analysis to the establishment narrative as you do to those who question it. Let me show you what that might look like;

    I dont perceive there is a significant difference since, despite the governments claims of 500k covid deaths, the overall number of deaths in 2020 was actually LOWER than 2019.

    We're coming on a year of mask wearing, social distancing, and lockdowns with what appears to have had minimal effect on the virus or transmission. How long is it reasonable to continue to believe and comply with the official narratives when doing so has had no effect on the progression of the disease and has caused irreversible damage to our economy?

    The vaccine may or may not be any kind of a solution to a mutating virus, it may not work at all. At which point the decision to expose millions of people to potentially deadly or life altering side effects would have been a tragic mistake.

    I suggest we continue to keep an eye on covid19 and loosen up the fear stance as a .03% death rate never warranted this hysterical reaction to begin with....nor does it justify exposing a healthy person to an experimental vaccine distributed by pharmaceutical companies that refuse to be liable for the consequences.

     

     

     

     

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  • Sat, Apr 03, 2021 - 9:44am

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    Oliveoilguy: re your posts being deleted

    I found that posts I submitted with the platform that starts with a "B" in it all got deleted.  Let's see if I can "almost" say it and have it get posted: br1ghteon.com (replace "1" with "i").

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  • Sun, Apr 04, 2021 - 4:17pm

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    Leaky or not leaky

    I have read a little bit on the leaky vaccine concern.   If I understand correctly, it seemed that a leaky vaccine would need to have vaccinated persons still be carrying the virus and also for there to be lots of unvaccinated people infected as well.  Thus c19 keeps mutating even with the vac.

    As the data accumulates, it seems that the vaccines are more effective than expected and vaccinated persons arent likely to harbor c19 to act as a vector for further mutation.   If so, then its not really leaky and a complete rollout is what is needed.

    Obv, IVM would be good to roll out even before the vac in places where the vac rollout will take a few years.   THis ship has already sailed for europe and the US, so vac it is for the western world.

    Thus, once the long term worries are shown to be minimal as well, then the balance shifts to vaccination as the correct path, and the personally moral decision to be made.

    With millions taking the vaccine each day, the evidence of safety is being proven out with each passing day.  As thinking persons, we should keep that in mind as we weigh the decision.

     

     

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  • Sun, Apr 04, 2021 - 4:27pm

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    Always looking at both sides.

    If almost no one was dying from C19 this past year, it is shocking that CM wasted a whole year worrying about HCQ, IVM, Lab Leak, wearing masks and  distancing.  He must have over a hundred videos explaining the need for this.

    let alone the three legged stool of Balancing Hospitalizations, Keeping stuff open, and damage to the economy.

    Do you even pay attention to the analysis that is done on this site?

    If you followed everything here and think this is just a smoke screen, then I dont think you understand this site and the analysis CM tries to do here.

     

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  • Sun, Apr 04, 2021 - 6:42pm

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    Long Covid--New Scientist--UK

    Fwiw, it's not clearly deaths that carry the greatest potential for harm. It's long covid. The numbers could be way higher, percentage wise, for this possibly life long disease.

    Information coming out of the U.K about this illness is not particularly reassuring. But, again, time will tell. A three month stint of covid may not represent much more than that. But 6 months? That's not good. It's double ungood.

    "Among a smaller sample of more than 20,000 study participants who had tested positive for covid-19 in the 11 months since April 2020, the ONS found that 13.7 per cent continued to experience symptoms for at least 12 weeks.

    This was eight times higher than the background prevalence of these types of symptoms in a control group of participants who are unlikely to have had covid-19, suggesting that ongoing symptoms are more prevalent among people who have had covid-19 compared to the wider population.

    “[This] shows there is something happening even if the precise prevalence is unclear,” said Maxwell."

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  • Sun, Apr 04, 2021 - 6:53pm

    agitating prop

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    Brushhog

    Brushhog,

    Are you an infectious disease specialist. That's not rhetorical. I don't know if you have a background in rna viruses. You speak with the confidence of someone who is educated.

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  • Sun, Apr 04, 2021 - 7:06pm

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    Canuck21 said:

    The FLCCC is posting more anecdotal evidence every week that ivermectin can get rid of long covid symptoms within a few days. You could help spread the word about it and point long covid sufferers to their website.

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  • Mon, Apr 05, 2021 - 4:24am

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    LtCdData said:

    Of course they are, it is clear to anyone not brain dead the pandemic is a scam and this jab a depopulation exercise.

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  • Tue, Apr 06, 2021 - 5:29pm

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    Carlin

    "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that."

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