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    the practical considerations relevant to the development

    Does the word "relevant" here be replaced by "related"? The latter appears to be a bit informal and cannot do the job. I am not sure. Dictionaries only give me a vague clue.

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    Controlled human infection models (CHIMs) have been proposed as a strategy for accelerating SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development. Commentaries have focused on the ethical considerations raised by such models, noting their societal benefits and articulating a range of opinions regarding whether the risk is justified.1-3 The controversy they consider hinges on assumptions about the risk posed by purposeful infection (challenge) of humans with SARS-CoV-2 in a world that lacks a reliable treatment for Covid-19. Both the public health imperative that drives the push for a SARS-CoV-2 CHIM and the demand that the risk be justifiable require a model capable of addressing meritorious questions and delivering scientifically sound answers. On behalf of the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) Vaccines Working Group, we have focused on the practical considerations relevant to the development of a SARS-CoV-2 CHIM and the prerequisites for using such a model.

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    #2

    Re: the practical considerations relevant to the development

    It works, but relevant is fine.

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    Re: the practical considerations relevant to the development

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It works, but relevant is fine.
    “Related", though working, can't be counted as good English?

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    Re: the practical considerations relevant to the development

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    “Related", though working, can't be counted as good English?
    Where did you get that idea?
    Typoman - writer of rongs

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    Re: the practical considerations relevant to the development

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Where did you get that idea?
    It is simply a hunch of mine. Need you native speakers to confirm its accuracy.

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    Re: the practical considerations relevant to the development

    'Related' is perfectly acceptable English.
    Typoman - writer of rongs

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    Re: the practical considerations relevant to the development

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    Can't related", even though working it works, can't be counted classed as good English?
    Note my corrections above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the practical considerations relevant to the development

    GoodTaste, do you know the difference in meaning between "relevant" and "related"?

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    Re: the practical considerations relevant to the development

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    GoodTaste, do you know the difference in meaning between "relevant" and "related"?
    The difference is tricky.

    relevant: connected with what is happening or being discussed.
    We turned over relevant documents to the investigating team.
    related: connected:We discussed unemployment and related issues.
    (Cambridge Dictionary)

    It appears to be that "related" is broader in sense than "relevant". The former has a general sense of connectedness, while the latter is confined to what is happening or being discussed.

    I am not sure.

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    Re: the practical considerations relevant to the development

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    “Related", though working, can't be counted as good English?
    If it works, it can usually be counted as good English.

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