Who is getting MORE outraged about the stuff in the press? It is possible to view the crash and the guy whose actions caused it and the press reaction as two separate issues.
The crash has had a double impact; initially it was the tragic loss of 150 lives in a plane crash. This was then compounded when it emerged that the cause was a pilot deliberately taking the plane down, a person who we all trust to safeguard lives not kill people on such a scale. I really can't find the words to describe my lack of comprehension of such an act.
The media is now reporting that the co-pilot had suicidal inclinations when he received therapy some time ago, but that his employer never knew about that because of the confidential nature of the relationship between doctor and patient.
That is surely at the heart of the problem.
There are some jobs, as we have now seen, where an employee's mental state can have a disastrous impact on the way he does his job, putting many lives at risk.
As an employer myself I have no desire to know the details of my employees' medical records, because they are unlikely to impact greatly on the general public.
But an airline should surely be a category of employer that does have access to its employees' medical records. In this case the tragedy might have been avoided if Lufthansa had been in possession of the co-pilot's medical records and had been able to take action on them.