"More people began screaming for help, but we were not heard," one attendee wrote on social media about the deadly event in Houston.
The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 5 million on November 1, but experts have told Newsweek the true count could be two or three times higher.
Birx accused the White House of being "distracted" with campaigning for the 2020 presidential election.
At least 47 people were killed and 70 wounded after multiple explosions went off inside and outside an Afghanistan mosque during Friday prayers, witnesses said.
Russia has repeatedly broken its record number of daily COVID-19 deaths this month, as only about 29 percent of Russia's population is fully vaccinated.
Houston police confirmed that Thomas Sharkey's body was found with a self-inflicted gunshot by the U.S. Marshals Service.
"The most important thing now is to strengthen the controls and checks in order to reduce the risk of such accidents," Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said.
Many of the least vaccinated states are among those that have reported a higher number of deaths so far this year.
The shutdown comes as Russia's state coronavirus task force reported 895 new fatalities, the country's highest daily death toll in the pandemic.
The virus has killed around 17,000 residents in Florida since the middle of June, while over 13,000 deaths have been reported in Texas.
"Blind spots, lost footage, and technical failures are unacceptable in federal prisons," said Senator Jon Ossoff.
"We've lost another lion, the true revolutionary, an artistic gangsta, cultural disrupter who forever changed the game," tweeted David Alan Grier.
The employees are believed to have worked for Valley Proteins, Inc, a company that collects, renders and recycles animal by-products and supermarket waste.
Health Minister Venko Filipce expressed his condolences to the families of the victims, calling it a "terrible accident" before resigning on Friday.
"Being blamed for it caused terrible trauma, bad dreams, depression," former Massachusetts Port Authority CEO Virginia Buckingham said.
The comedian was rushed to hospital after attending a Los Angeles party where comedy writer Fuquan Johnson died.
"The attack on Sept. 4 was the most severe one, especially in Chenna Teklehaymanot village," Sewunet Wubalem, administrator for the Dabat woreda, said.
"It makes me sad that they don't see it as another safety precaution," said Octavia Tokley, the widow of a Philadelphia police officer who died of COVID.
There were more than 2,000 inmates at the Tangerang jail near Jakarta, Indonesia, in a facility built for 600.
At least 10 people residing in illegal basement apartments died last week when New York City was hit with record rains and flash flooding.
"This is very, very serious. We are in an absolute full-blown health care crisis," Win Howard, CEO of Oregon's Asante Three Rivers Medical Center said.
Storm Ida, which is now classified as a tropical depression, caused severe flooding and devastation in several states over the last few days.
In some areas, a tiny black substance was found in a Moderna vaccine vial, while in others, black and pink substances were spotted in syringes and vials.
Florida's hospitals and doctors have pointed out that upward of 90 percent of their patients have been unvaccinated.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said this month that he'd seek a vaccine mandate from the president or upon FDA licensure, "whichever comes first."
"I should have already had this done," funeral home owner Ellis McAninch said about receiving the vaccine. "Now it's just time to bite the bullet."
Two skydivers in southern Australia got into trouble on Friday after both their parachutes failed to open.