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United States Delivers Six Planes to India with Emergency Medical Supplies to Combat COVID-19 Surge

May 6, 2021

Through a massive mobilization effort, the U.S. Government is delivering on its commitment to stand with the people of India as they fight a devastating second wave of COVID-19. Over the past week, the U.S. government rapidly deployed six planeloads of life-saving supplies to New Delhi in six days and mobilized its partners in India to immediately stand up surge support. Together, U.S. Government assistance to combat the current crisis is about $100 million. The United States is continuing to work closely with Indian officials and health experts to identify and respond to emerging trends in this ongoing crisis.

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Administrator Samantha Power Colgate Commencement 2021

May 9, 2021

But the key question for all of us, and on this day especially you, Colgate graduating class of 2021, is: what will you do with this reclaimed future? Will you rush back to life as you used to know it? Or will you hang on to the new habits and the deepened connections you made with loved ones and friends when you were stuck indoors? Will you—will we—look past those who struggle around us? Or will we continue to show heightened appreciation for our shop-keepers and food-deliverers, workers who have ALWAYS been essential? Will we maintain the instinct to check on our neighbors? Will we travel that extra mile to support our local businesses?

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Last updated: May 10, 2021

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