Foldit is a puzzle game that challenges players to create new protein structures that can be tested by biochemists in the lab and potentially even used in antiviral drugs. To get started, Foldit recommends that people get started with the Foldit Intro Puzzles, followed by some practice on the Science Puzzles and then potentially even the coronavirus puzzle. There's even an advanced puzzle where people can digitally develop an antiviral protein from scratch.
Foldit emerged in 2008 and started as an experimental research project from the University of Washington’s Center for Game Science and the Department of Biochemistry. Now, Foldit’s “coronavirus puzzle” is the game’s 1,808th puzzle. Already, thousands of people are working on the coronavirus puzzles, which would help to slow its spread.