Create a problem, which generates an easily anticipated reaction, then provide the solution that was desired all along
“With COVID, we’ve seen an acceleration of the shift of activities online and that suggests if we want to be ready to develop any kind of digital central bank product, we need to move faster than we thought was going to be necessary,” he said.
A digital currency would act like cash and streamline transactions by avoiding a need to use a payment card for online purchases"
An acceleration of the shift of activities online? As if it was voluntary?
I'll rewrite to better reflect reality:
With the claimed COVID pandemic we forced activities online when we shuttered business and locked people down..... so we could push the desired digital tracking currency.
Yes, that’s more accurate. Much more accurate.