Here’s a Number That Will Reduce You to Tears (washingtonpost.com). A pollen count of 90 is considered “high.” Yesterday, in DC, it was 2,587. Even I am feeling it. This morning I said to Ann that I should see a doctor as I think I am developing allergies. I’m glad to see that it’s just an over-the-top pollen count and now some new failure of my immune system.