Nurse Gets COVID, Raises $20K For Medical Bills, Then Heads Back To Parties?

Mike Schultz before and after COVID-19 in May 2020
(via Instagram)

You might remember Mike Schultz, a male nurse who got COVID last May after attending a circuit party, and shared photos of his drastic weight loss after weeks of battling the disease.

At the time, Schultz told BuzzFeed News:

I knew what I thought going in [about the coronavirus]. I didn’t think it was as serious as it was until after things started happening. I thought I was young enough for it not to affect me, and I know a lot of people think that.

I wanted to show it can happen to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, have preexisting conditions or not. It can affect you.

A GoFundMe campaign was set up to assist with his medical recovery bills. The crowdfunding effort raised over $20,000 shattering the initial $15,000 goal.

Mike Schultz scored over $20,000 in a GoFundMe campaign after contracting COVID-19

So, that might have been the end of the story – guy gets sick, fellow humans help him out – yay!

Except it appears Schultz headed back to the party scene shortly after recovering. And he recently expressed his enthusiasm for the New Year’s events that were planned in Puerto Vallarta for the circuit gays.

Mike Schultz was excited to head to Puerto Vallarta back in December

Some on Twitter now say Schultz denies going to PV but it certainly got some folks riled up that a healthcare professional, who had gone through COVID-19 (and received $20K from folks via GoFundMe) would consider heading back to the circuit scene for seconds.

In fact, the Instagram account GaysOverCovid, which has been highlighting irresponsible behavior by certain gays during the pandemic, has gotten under folks’ skin.

This weekend some circuit gays were promoting a reward on the Facebook group CircuitBitch for anyone who could ‘out’ the person running GaysOverCovid. According to reports, though, the post has been removed at this time.

Reward offered for outing GaysOverCovid

Schultz apparently chimed in on the conversation saying he might have a lead on who GaysOverCovid might be.

He also took his Instagram account private while adding, “Cyberbullying will not be tolerated.”

Things that make you go ‘hmm…’

Schultz commented that he might have a lead as to who GaysOverCovid might be

TheBearded_Nurse took his Instagram account private after being called out for heading back to the party circuit

(h/t Instinct)