Do no so-called experts opine that it will be much, much worse?
If we think of the economy as a sort of self-fuelling excitement across the suburbs, then disillusionment would collapse the activity. The process of collapse would feel like panic. I guess no economics commentator wants to be accused of spreading panic.
If a negligible quantity of radioactive material were spilt over a large area, there would be no shortage of commentators rushing forward to panic the public. Some of the most frail would die from the stress, as after Fukushima, after Chernobyl and after TMI. Although it must be illegal everywhere to spread misinformation that shortens people's lives, none of these scaremongers have ever been prosecuted (AFAIK). I would prefer that they be nailed to the city gates, upside down.