There are few occurrences more irksome than when your butler informs you that the downstairs staff is in the throes of some outbreak or another. What is a magnate to do? Well, first, enjoy the rest of your quail. Then, consider the arguments for each of the following:
PROVIDE TREATMENT FOR THE POOR DEVILS
-If the servants are all dead, who will cart away all of those awful, smelly servant corpses?
-All that vomiting and coughing could keep your hounds awake at night, and you want them well rested for your next hunt.
-If the children’s nurses get sick, you may actually have to interact with your offspring. Can you imagine how dreadful that would be?
-There’s a chance that the replacement servants you hire could make radical and progressive demands, like bathroom breaks and being treated like a human being.
WHO CARES — LET THEM DIE
-If you’ve had your servants for a while, their constant presence is probably starting to bore you. You might as well start fresh.
-Once they’re dead, you can remodel the downstairs to create more space for your hunting trophies.
-This option requires literally no effort, and you’re probably very lazy.
-It might make a nice story on the croquet pitch.