We’ve all seen photos — like the extraordinary image below students on the Brooklyn waterfront — of how American society adapted to pandemic conditions in 1918. And yet a study of history suggests the 1918 flu led to few meaningful health care reforms. That’s a mistake we can’t afford this time. In a new Health Affairs article with Bob Kocher and Avik Roy I outline a set of policy ideas to ensure today’s lessons stick. Steps like continuing funding for telemedicine and adding items like loan repayment for national service to future stimulus packages can make a big difference. I hope you’ll have a look and let me know your thoughts.