Supposing there was a Thing; and supposing that Thing had the following characteristics according to published, official Establishment data.
The Thing is supposed to solve a New and Severe Problem.
Suppose that the official data demonstrates that:
1. The Thing is Unnecessary
The Thing is not needed, because the Problem is neither New nor Severe; but instead not-significantly-different-from many such Problems in the past; all of which resolved without any such Thing.
2. The Thing is Ineffective
The Thing does not do what it is supposed to do: it neither prevents nor cures the Problem. (Those who had the Thing still get the Problem - as much or more than those without the Thing).
3. The Thing is Harmful
Much more harmful than the supposed Problem (which is not a New Severe problem, anyway).
Now suppose that the Establishment - knowing this data; having collected and approved this data; nonetheless adopt a strategy (supported by propaganda and implemented by sanctions of unprecedented scope and severity) to administer the unnecessary, ineffective and harmful Thing to Everybody in the world.
The question is: Could such an Establishment reasonably be described as anything but Evil?
Note: If you personally want to consult the official sources; please go ahead and do so - but don't ask me to do it for you. If you don't trust my honesty and competence, why should you trust the sources I direct you towards? This Thing is a matter for taking personal responsibility.