I agree with you, in normal times, I wouldn't have bothered writing this. Normally, first, you take your time to apply for funding and then take your time to do your tests, and verify several times the results before publishing. But this time it is an urgent situation, every day counts! I have been sending emails to more than 200 scientists since the begining of this year, but I haven't had any response., except from one professor who said it is a good idea. But he didn't want to work on this, I presume it is too risky for one's reputation to go against the dogma.
So I decided to draw attention to this overlooked possibility by writing proposals with clickbaity but, in my opinion, true titles.