Republican Gov. Mike Parson mocked after boasting he’s had ‘nearly 17 people’ tested for coronavirus
State of Missouri picture of Gov. Mike Parson.

On Thursday, Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO) took to Twitter to assure the public of his efforts to prevent coronavirus outbreaks in his state:

Commenters on social media were deeply confused by the idea of testing "nearly" 17 people. And some pointed out that even "exactly" 17 people is nowhere near enough: