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Many Americans steered clear of hospitals early in the pandemic for fear of contracting the coronavirus. Chandan Khanna/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Amid shelter-in-place orders and school closures aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19, the share of children’s emergency-department visits related to mental health has risen substantially during the pandemic, a

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A Bossa Nova Robotics scanning device moves through an aisle at a Walmart Supercenter during the annual shareholders meeting event on May 31, 2018 in Rogers, Arkansas. The retailer has found different, sometimes simpler solutions prove just as useful as the machines. Rick T. Wilking/Getty Images Walmart Inc. WMT, +0.91%

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Experts attribute the record-breaking number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. to growing weariness among Americans to keep up with pandemic practices like social distancing and wearing masks. The U.S. last week reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, with 84,232 positive tests on Oct. 23,