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Variants of Concern

Do COVID-19 rapid tests work on Omicron?

A recent study revealed that COVID-19 rapid antigen tests may be less sensitive to newer variants, leaving some to wonder just how accurate these tests actually are. Experts share how to get the most accurate results when testing for the virus.

A health worker prepares a nasal test for a rapid COVID-19 test at a community medical centre in Brasilia, Brazil on Jan. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

China's COVID plan is 'unsustainable' due to Omicron: WHO

The head of the World Health Organization said China's extreme approach to containing the coronavirus is unsustainable because of the highly infectious nature of the Omicron variant, but that it's up to every country to decide what policy to pursue.

INTERACTIVES

Re-opening Canada

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Shanghai lockdown: Residents demand release, and some get it

Reports of some Shanghai residents being allowed to leave their residence under lockdown reflect the built up frustration after more than seven weeks of lockdown, even as the number of new daily cases has fallen to a few hundred in a city of 25 million people.

How COVID-19 Affects Me

Pfizer says 3 COVID shots protect children under 5

Three doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine offer strong protection for children younger than 5, the company announced Monday. Pfizer plans to give the data to U.S. regulators later this week in a step toward letting the littlest kids get the shots.

Your Finances During the Crisis

A new billionaire has been minted nearly every day during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been good for the wallets of the wealthy. Some 573 people have joined the billionaire ranks since 2020, bringing the worldwide total to 2,668, according to an analysis released by Oxfam on Sunday. That means a new billionaire was minted about every 30 hours, on average, so far during the pandemic.

Canada inflation: How we compare to other G7 nations

With a meeting of G7 finance ministers underway this week, a CTVNews.ca analysis found that while Canadians are feeling the pain of record-high inflation, among G7 nations we are surpassed by Germany, the U.S., and the U.K.

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School police chief receives blame in Texas shooting response

The police official blamed for not sending officers in more quickly to stop the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting is the chief of the school system's small police force, a unit dedicated ordinarily to building relationships with students and responding to the occasional fight.

A child looks at a memorial site for the victims killed in this week's shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, May 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Fact check: NRA speakers distort gun and crime statistics

Speakers at the National Rifle Association annual meeting assailed a Chicago gun ban that doesn't exist, ignored security upgrades at the Texas school where children were slaughtered and roundly distorted national gun and crime statistics as they pushed back against any tightening of gun laws.

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CTV National News for May 27: Uvalde police under scrutiny

Uvalde police official admits taking 'wrong' actions during school shooting; protesters gather outside of an NRA convention in Houston.

Uvalde police official admits taking 'wrong' actions during school shooting; protesters gather outside of an NRA convention in Houston.