New leaked documents show samples WERE sent to Wuhan

The leaked documents add more weight to the theory that the deadly pathogen leaked from Wuhan’s Institute of Virology. Campaigners say Wuhan scientists were studying viral samples of high-risk bat species living in Laos. This has drawn a link between a pathogen that is a close relative to COVID-19 that was found in Laos and the research performed at the  laboratory.

The documents suggest that in September scientists discovered a viral strain called Banal-52 in Laos.

This coronavirus strain shares 96.8 percent of its genome with COVID-19.

Now questions surround how a bat-borne virus from Laos could have ended up sparking an outbreak in Wuhan, which is more than 1,000 miles away.