Irony alert: Lockdown twins Murphy, Whitmer hosting “mental health” Zoom sessions

It’s no longer up for debate: the pandemic lockdowns were a DISASTER for youth mental health. The only real difference in coverage is whether it’s a conservative outlet (where the lockdowns are appropriately blamed as the proximate cause) or a Leftist outlet (in which case the lockdowns are deemphasized and the pandemic generally is fingered, thereby eliminating any responsibility otherwise shouldered by government officials and their enablers).

Learning loss is arguably the least of it. A recent CDC analysis discovered that no less than 4 in 10 U.S. high school students felt sad or hopeless during 2021, and almost 1 in 4 contemplated suicide. There’s also emerging evidence of an uptick in abuse during the pandemic lockdowns. That shouldn’t surprise anyone! Fearmongering, economic dislocation and ever-changing guidance and rules turned many homes into emotional pressure cookers.

So what to do if you’re a Democrat governor who LED the lockdown movement? And need to find a way to mute the negative impact of your role in the lockdowns on your national prospects?

Enter Governors Phil Murphy and Gretchen Whitmer (of Michigan) who are spending most of their Wednesday afternoon hosting a series of NGA Zoom seminars on “mental health” including “ensuring access and affordability of quality treatment and care” for youngsters.

This is from Governor Murphy’s 4/19 schedule:

What: Governor Murphy to Hold National Governors Association Chair’s Initiative Convening Day One Event: “Strengthening Youth Mental Health” with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
When: 1:10 p.m. EST
Where: MGM Grand Detroit, 1777 3rd Ave, Detroit, MI 
What:  First Lady Tammy Murphy to Hold National Governors Association First Spouses’ Initiative Roundtable Discussions: “Creating a National Model to Tackle the Maternal and Infant Health Crisis: Expanding Access and Quality of Care” with Governor Murphy and Governor Whitmer
When: 1:25 p.m. EST
Where: MGM Grand Detroit, 1777 3rd Ave, Detroit, MI 
What: Governor Murphy to Hold National Governors Association Roundtable Discussions: “Ensuring Access and Affordability of Quality Treatment and Care within Youth Mental Health” with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
When: 3:40 p.m. EST
Where: MGM Grand Detroit, 1777 3rd Ave, Detroit, MI 

Keep in mind:

Murphy and Whitmer were THE lockdown leaders along with that asshole Gavin Newsom out in California. You know the history if you’ve been a regular reader of this website over the past few years.

Murphy and Whitmer hosting a young mental health seminar is the functional equivalent of Big Tobacco hypothetically hosting a respiratory health clinic.

Anyone who falls for it need a full CT scan.

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