Yes, some measures will make it worse, but it will likely be under a more concentrated schedule, with lasting effects that span 2-3 years versus 10 years. The global economic crisis was triggered by factors that were essential to poor economic policy, including high interest rates, overvalued market speculation, a lack of Fed intervention to curb deflation, the bank's lack of solvency, etc.
This depression was triggered by factors that were important to our economy outside of an economic upswing. Markets were probably overvalued after the ten-year bull run and overdue for a correction before Covid, but the bottom line was still strong. There is never a good time for a pandemic, but it is better that it happened now than in 2008.
Even so, unemployment was 25% during the Great Depression and is now likely to be much higher. We already see food lines within a month, while most bread lines and soup kitchens took about 2 years to emerge during the Depression. We still don't know exactly how bad it will be, but at some point the economic impact will be more deadly than the virus itself, declining physical and mental health, suicide due to factors related to extreme poverty, such as homelessness and exposure, substance abuse , secondary non-covid infections, waves of crime (looting and home invasions to take out your goods), access to health care, etc. Right now unless we are ready to remain in custody until about September of the year 2021 AND if until a vaccine is ready, we only extend the inevitable. We are now slowing the infection, which will increase the moment we unblock it, while taking a massive economic toll.
If you think things are looking bad now, wait until people have been unemployed for 6 months and the Fed has no options. Printing more money and distributing it to citizens is not a long-term solution if there is no production.