As anyone who's had a medical emergency will tell you, speed is your most important ally. If someone suffers a heart attack, or stroke, the quicker you can get them to the hospital, the less damage they will suffer. And the greater their chance of survival. In battle, the sooner the wounded soldier can receive treatment, the greater their chance of survival. This is one of the basic tenants of medicine. When sick or injured, get help immediately. It can make all the difference between full recovery, and a lifetime of suffering. Right now our economy is sick.