I just recently found foldit and I am amazed to find out that it may be possible for private persons like me to contribute something to finding cures. Thanks for foldit and the effort that you put in it - it seems to me like a very attractive approach! Since I am a beginner with this program I will still need time to "get into it".
But I do have some other thoughts on the corona-topic which I wanted to put here (please ignore them if they are too naive or if they were posed already). These thoughts go into the direction of treatment of "severe" corona-sickness-cases and not in the direction of finding an antidote or so.
My line of thinking is this:
-It is known that desinfectants or temperatures above 60° kill (corona) viruses.
-So shouldn't it be possible to find some way to expose these viruses (when they are already close to or in the human body) to desinfectant-particles or high temperatures or similar?
-Maybe it is possible by inhaling desinfectant&air-mixtures or by finding particles which attach themselves especially to corona-viruses and then "heat up" by some chemical or biological reaction?
-Even in the case that this procedure would not be very effective, maybe the reproduction of "new" virus-cells could be haltered or limited so that the immune-system would have sufficient time to react and build up anti-viruses or so.
Again, please ignore this if it is rubbish.