An interesting CBC article would differ with the inference that Americans are brainwashed.
“It's hard to miss the spectacular sight of protesters honking car horns, waving Confederate flags and pressing angry faces against windows as they demand the lifting of lockdown orders. They're a small group of mainly Trump supporters, and they're being egged on by Fox News and the president. But this is not the prevailing sentiment in the U.S. In fact, it's not even Trump's own policy. What various polls show, including one from Pew Research and one from Gallup, is that the vast majority of Americans want to do this slowly and carefully. According to Gallup, over 70 per cent of Americans want to wait and see what happens with the spread of the virus; another 10 per cent want to wait indefinitely; and just 20 per cent would return to normal activities immediately.”