We (operations research community in Italy) have just offered our availability to contribute as we can.
On our web site https://webgol.dinfo.unifi.it we just starting collecting ideas on how to help.
We think there is much that OR can do: assignment (we have strong imbalance between available beds and patients in acute care), transportation, ambulance scheduling, triage optimization, inventory management,....
Any help or suggestion from the community is more than welcome. My group also worked in the past on folding and molecular design, but I think in this moment our emergency is on the logistic side, there is no time, I guess, for a molecule. I mean, a vaccine would be very welcome, but I don't think we can wait, it's simply too late.
Anyway, as we really do not know how long all of this will be, we just made available our computing resources and joined the [email protected] project https://foldingathome.org/ who is now devoted to finding potential drugs against the virus
Italy has taken impressive and very serious decisions to try to limit the spread; we hope other countries will follow the same path, the earlier the better for all.