Our youngest daughter, Ina, left for Spain some days ago, but not without more than the normal dose of apprehension – not because of the rising numbers of COVID-19 infections in Europe or the emergence of a new and more transmittable variant, but because of the suspension of a laboratory’s license here in the Philippines. Days before her departure, news of passengers unable to depart according to their flight schedule were aired after the suspended laboratory’s test results were not accepted at