You claim it impacted Blacks harder than Whites because it hit areas of high black population. It impacted blacks harder than whites in areas of low black population, at similar multipliers. You claim the impact was related to blacks being higher population in cities - but in rural areas, where blacks are a small minority... the black populations are impacted more. You claim it's because of an early surge in black cities... but similar differentials on race exist in current data, from rural areas. Heck - SUPER white states with 95%+ white populations see the same skew. Folks claim it's co-morbidities... but the differential exists after adjusting for co-morbidities. Folks claim it's age... but the differential gets even WORSE when you adjust for age.