Even though we are in a global Covid 19 pandemic, it does not mean other important discoveries are not being made.
The BBC reported on May 4th that a microbe has been found that can block Malaria . This is an important discovery, as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) article  suggests that Malaria killed 405,000 people i 2018.
Discoveries such as this, surely give the world hope that a treatment for Covid-19 will eventually be found. It also highlights the importance of research and proper funding for research.